When was the last time you looked up & saw the smudge?
I was younger than school age, not even in kindergarten yet. It was West Islip, NY (Long Island). We were getting out of my uncle’s 78 Nova & he was telling me yet again, about how he bought this car the day I was born. He picked black because my mom announced a boy (stuck to it for a bit too). He called her crazy as he helped me out of the car. I looked up and asked him if we will ever touch the Milky Way. He said he was sure I probably would- as soon as I got away from my mom. I was so tiny. I’m sure I’ve seen the smudge later. I haven’t been ABLE to see it for a long time. Fucking light pollution. I want to ride out to the desert, eat some peyote and watch the sky dance for me.