Saturday, January 5, 2008

Watching Shooting Stars

"Shower at 3 a.m."
When the deep blue expanse exhales,
the blazing stones that have lingered
beyond my eyes for centuries in
willing submission
are sent on their way.
As the sky hollows its lungs,
loosens its grip,
the stars shoot off gratefully,
my eys losing the chase, and they
disappear forever to me.
In this rare and unfiltered
segment of our humble lives
we pause to pay our respects to
what is greater than us, and it
sends its regard our way.
The stars in their tiny form outnumber
the count of our eyes.
So, too, are we.

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