I found an Earthstar in my yard.
Its rays were spread, its sac was flat, its spores were gone.
Its job was done.
I peeked into the mouth-like hole to see if I could spot a spore.
But all were washed away by rain.
This tiny barometer knew just when
to unfold rays and open its pore
to send its tiny jewels into the wet world
to be stars.