After a God

By Jenny Browne Jenny Browne
The man I love most says one day
he will take a ballpoint pen and connect   
the stars across this freckled
scoop of chest and milky way.
We’ll cross the slope
of pale belly and name
the new constellation after a god
who shows people
all the places they might shine.

Jenny Browne, “After a God” from At Once. Copyright © 2003 by Jenny Browne. Reprinted with the permission of University of Tampa Press.

Source: At Once (University of Tampa Press, 2003)

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Poet Jenny Browne

POET’S REGION U.S., Southern

Subjects Love, The Body, Nature, Relationships, Romantic Love

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Biography

Jenny Browne is the author of The Second Reason (2007) and At Once (2003), all from the University of Tampa Press.  She lives in downtown San Antonio, Texas, and teaches at Trinity University.

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SUBJECT Love, The Body, Nature, Relationships, Romantic Love

POET’S REGION U.S., Southern

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