starstuff

i have lived in
metropolitan areas
all my life
always looking up
struggling to see
distantly burning stars

hoping to catch more
than the bright line
of orion’s belt or
the corners
of the two dippers
for the only constellations
i can consistently identify
on clear nights

but maybe it is time
to stop searching
the night skies
and start looking
in our sprawling cities
for far less
hazy glimpses
of cosmic light

after all
we are
each of us
made of stardust

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s