one man band (gagarin plays the saxophone)

by Katie Kirkpatrick

gagarin plays the saxophone,
and his sigh propels the moon
up into the air,
tumbling skywards.

gagarin plays the electric guitar,
and stars bounce between the frets:
tiny atomic ricochets
making waves.

gagarin plays the drums,
and each offbeat is a sonic boom,
filling the black hole
with snares and cymbals.

gagarin plays the fool,
and lets the night swallow him whole.