Back in Chapel Hill
The trees have survived. Sugar Magnolias still
Surround Morehead Planetarium. Morehead
Planetarium, where the motto is: “you too can
Have fun while learning about the stars.”
Then you stroll in the drizzle with an old friend
And you quaff half a pitcher of iced teas with a
Grilled cheese served by a waiter who has
Haunted the “Rat” for some 50 years. 50 years.
This lady, who is connected to your cosmic trip
By the loose string of a dinner-party invite
Now calmly welcomes you to her town.
The sly nomad in your eye accepts. You’ve got
Three count them three months to make peace
In Rochester. You’re invited to a party . . .
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