September flower, spiked white 
wood or billowy lavender aster—

pearl crescents, monarchs, and
golden moths come to feed

as if worshipping where you cluster.
There is a first star, a morning and

evening star, a star for every event
in the zodiac; and there is one of sudden

or ruinous nature, one which falls out
of lucky alignment. A crossed star, dis-

possessed of favor or fortune. Tell
me, which one stood watch or

crowned me at birth; which one offered
its distant light like a godmother?

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