In Love We Are

We fly alone in heaven,
      So in love we are:
You, my only planet;
      I, your only star.

We fly in time together
      Bound by gravity;
Around and round forever,
      Tired and dizzy.

Michael Curtis is a classical sculptor, painter, and architect who lives in Alexandria, Virginia. His verses have been published in Candelabrum, Blue Unicorn, The New Formalist, The Lyric, American Arts Quarterly, Amphora, Pivot, and many other journals. His translation of Afrikaans verse, “Land of Sunlight and Stars” will be published in 2012.