Stars twinkling, turning, bowling through the blackness
and planet rings orbit multicoloured gas giants
as they hang sorrowful in the vast emptiness.
Billions of years ago when it was all dark and
no light shone, no stars glowed, no planets had
ever thrived with the life that enriches them now,
our world never existed. But now as we stare into
nothingness from the mountaintop wondering
where does it go, what is out there, why do we exist
and what will happen to us tomorrow, the stars
that existed centuries before us look down on us
in awe of what we’ve done, how far we’ve come.
As a mirror we look back to them, frozen in amazement,
my eyes wide because these stars led me to you.