Uptown Mosaic Magazine


The Doctrine of Might

October 11, 2012 by AJ Huffman in Poetry

Stars are glass.
They shatter.
Too easily in your eyes.
When we touch.
My hands come away.
And stuck with the pain.
Of pieces
ripped from the whole.
Of an idea —
an ideal —
too fragile to keep
us in place.

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published four collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, Cognitive Distortion, and . . . And Other Such Nonsense.. She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer’s Gazette, and The Penwood Review. Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222.


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