5 September 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 3

Universal Fornication

One star sharpens

and blindly pours out

all its death, one's pinned

open, a yellow surge

emerges in a slur

of eyes rolling back

Once I had a different eye

allergic to focus, averted

to prove its privacy

to pirate a roughening dusk

Guide demos my silver

air sign on hilltop, I shiver

up to a doubling-point

Call it Willful, Wishful

the correspondence

continues to unstupefy

Each star turns on

my chances of

each star turns

on my chances

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About the author:

Christine Hume is the author of Musca Domestica (Beacon Press 2000), Alaskaphrenia (New Issues 2004), and a chapbook (with CD by James Marks), Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Ducking Presse 2008). She is an associate professor of English at Eastern Michigan University.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Christine Hume at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 8, No. 3, where "Universal Fornication" ran on September 5, 2008. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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