O, For a Dark Night Sky

by David J. Kaplan

The city’s night sky
Holds the moon aloft,
A dim orb.

Constellations—incomplete,
The drinking gourd dismantled
Cassiopeia banished.
Orion dismembered.

O, for a dark night sky,
Which shimmers
In both mind and eye.

When meteors from heaven sent,
Toward Earth their voyage bent

With an arc as wide
As a child’s smile.

This entry was posted in October 2016, Sidereal Times and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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