40 Winks of Certain
All indigo in this candle-
light vigil of carnival knowledge.
Be my darling particle,
orbiting sister, my diamond sky.
We’ll key the ignition to Mars, to red
thunder serendipity, raspberry perfect
rocket logic traveling south, south,
south along Sunnyside Street to Shangri-La.
Kersten Christianson is a raven-watching, moon-gazing Alaskan. When not exploring the summer lands and dark winter of the Yukon Territory, she resides in Sitka, Alaska. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) through the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2016.