By Leah Umansky Leah Umansky

Game of Thrones

Follow where all is. / Follow the transfused. / Follow what is still and what is still-attracting.

That light / That beauty / That love / That, that is massy-borne and rising up, like a drifting star.

Like stars lift. / Like lifting stars. / Like the lifting of stars, I rose. I rise.

Rose. Rose. Like a thing beyond words: satiated.

Let lie in the ravage. / Let lie in what is ravaged-wrought.

Why fear what hasn’t become?

I beckon, like light. / Like a star, I will beckon. / You will oblige. / You will lend the want. You will eclipse my blinding.

You will know nothing. Nothing. You will know nothing of what has been dark.

Source: Poetry (January 2014).


This poem originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of Poetry magazine

January 2014
 Leah  Umansky


Leah Umansky is the author of Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX, 2013) and the Mad Men-inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014).

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SUBJECT Nature, Stars, Planets, Heavens, Social Commentaries, Popular Culture

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