Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Any Star and Shakey

If there is any star

To be named after a pussycat,

I nominate Shakey,

Now on my lap.

For it is good to think of a star

As close as one's lap.

It makes distance more friendly,

More what it is.

And it makes pussycats (the thought does)

More functional, more there,

In an endless world,

Swarming around us.