she yelled to come in
the screen door banging
in finality with her demand
but how could I?
I was out with the stars
city’s summer haze
clogging the night sky
I could not come in
to the bright filtered light
of indoors
where my feet
are nailed into the hardwood boards
hammered in by the worries for tomorrow
because out here
beneath the droplets of galaxy matter
I fly
watched by so many eyes