What’s Happening in Monoceros

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I lose no sleep over what’s happening in Monoceros
light years away almost out of mind’s reach,
but I do wonder as two cardinals flit among forsythia,
red sparks flying in a limb-tangled universe from which
yellow blossoms will soon spring while now
in the dark cone of Monoceros suns form,
stars that someday may bring cardinal-like things
that spark, entangled in yellow-blossomed universes
where new days break

Jim Culleny
4/9/18

Monoceros and the Cone Nebula