Photo of a sunset. Photo courtesy of Sammy Feldblum.

Sky God

Does the sky god dance in
death and resurrection daily?

Tonight she emits her
auto-eulogy
in spectacular tones.

Her amber fires smolder their way
into blues that look,
feel like hue-siblings.

They gather and dance with one another
to celebrate another life well-
led.

The sky god’s parting words
an homage to immanence
among her day-lives.

Child, she reminds us all,
you are on the very edge of the universe,
you always have been.

Sleep on my hearth
and wake soon,
resurrected.

  • About

    Ashford King is a poet and songwriter originally from Versailles, Kentucky. He currently lives in Washington, DC, where he works in international development and volunteers with the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Romance Languages and Literatures in 2015.