Thoughts on the Stars

203461_1043105893_7925013_n_biggerby Joshua Converse05 Jul 2013

Ubiquitous to the point of being forgotten (except by poets)
the stars burn at distances best expressed in arcane mathematical symbols,
and the loves and losses, legends and wars of our glandular human existence winkle
while the stars turn and swirl above us.
a very few have been given names
strange considering some of the lights we see tonight
are older than our language
any language.

But worship them, wish on them, forecast and plan,
build monuments to track them as they circle
they will be there above obfuscatory clouds
killing rains
long after we are dust in the water table.
which is interesting because
even stars, eventually,
go out.