July 30, 2009

put those georgia stars to shame that night*

i can see the curves in the face of that crescent moon tonight, lying flat on my back in the grass watching airplanes skim the sky. from down here they're only specks of light floating away on a dark neverending sky, flying off to a someplace. i look over at you and you smile back, the quiet stars clear in the sky like glow-in-the-dark stickers.


so excited for tomorrow's launch of the new & improved readwritepoem! it's going to be amazing.

* "tim mcgraw," taylor swift


Odessa said...

beautiful, Maya. i love the "i look over and you smile back" part, sooo sweet.

Dana said...

Thanks for the shout out about the new Read Write Poem site, Maya! I hope you like it. You should start a group for teen poetry or poetry for youth -- or whatever kind of group you like. The sky's the limit.

Nikki Carson (Katie) said...

Dear Maya,

Could you do an interview for me on my blog. I have never been interviewed and several other bloggers have...



pink dogwood said...


I found out about you via Beth Kephart's blog, and what a delightful find. I have a 12 year old daughter who also likes to write poetry. I feel like a mommy arranging a play date for my kids, but do stop by her blog when you have a moment :)


I love the way you write and will be stopping by regularly.

Best wishes :)

Priya said...

That's probably my favorite line from "Tim McGraw." :)