Do not imagine that
you can imagine it,
The man standing,
two thousand years
from now when it
will appear again
where you are standing
looking northwest
at this bearded star.
This man is beyond you,
what he is imagining
beyond you. Nothing
will be the same.
Not standing.
Not imagining.
Not men.

J.R. Solonche is coauthor (with his wife Joan Siegel) of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books). His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies. He teaches at SUNY/Orange in Middletown, New York.