There can be a lot of waiting,
but that’s ok,
 he noted
as we leaned into the night
and the sky became a window
to a thousand seasons past.

We named a handful of stars,
and I forbid myself to wonder
which ones were already gone,
or if any new ones were born,
their light yet to reach our eyes.

Selected byRaymond Hufffman
Image credit:RezaAskarii

Hugh does not prefer to talk about himself in the third person; if he did, he'd tell you he's in a self-imposed exile on the east coast of the USA but still loves his former home in the Sonoran Desert. His first book, Auditions For The Afterlife, was released in May of 2016.