I can count the stars tonight
- the Big Dipper, Orion, Cassiopeia.
From the dimmest to the clearest shine
- all stars glimmer in the sky.
In the eyes of a hopeful
who has been basked in hopelessness,
even a scant glimmer in darkness
creates a meaning, a sense.
So while I, a hopeful,
count the stars tonight.
The Big Dipper, Orion, Cassiopeia
creates a meaning, a sense,
for in between these shapes of glimmer
are pale dots of luster.
Basked in hopelessness.
But I still hope
for those pale dots of luster
to glow more,
So that all stars
- from the dimmest to the clearest shine -
glimmer in the sky.