when she sews
by moonlight
plucks stars
from the sky
strings them on
a silver thread

she sings
of mountains
and stormy seas

my head upon
the solid hill
of her thigh

stardust like sugar
on my lips
my eyes close
dreams drift

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—Beth Cato is the author of The Clockwork Dagger series from Harper Voyager, which includes the novella Wings of Sorrow and Bone. Her newest novel is Breath of Earth. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.

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