We keep flirting with this word:
Destination. But he will have none of us.
We’ll have to settle, instead, for taking
his rival Retrospect to bed. The trouble
with turning back to the city of departure is
we’ve been behaving as though
…we left it behind.
Silver wings glimmer with the false notion
they fly toward the sun. They’ll never be any closer
than they are now. One way,
they’ll come back to the ground without
having kissed a single star.