We have learnt to crane our necks
above the stink and the plastic,
to where Baba’s finger draws silver triangles in the dark….
That’s the North Star, he says,”
We have learnt, after all, my dear
to crane our necks, beautifully
above the rot and the fish smell
of sins and human longing…”
Baba showed her the North star and probably the earliest child Sirius.They craned their necks and craned till they would fall on their backs .Into this resulting astral confusion , Baba lost his neck , as the neck became a back from which Baba never arose.
In the meantime we are here , doing a body count of our stars from his last count.