Friday, September 10, 2010

Pale dots of luster in the sky

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, 
shine most.

So that all stars
- from the dimmest to the clearest shine -
 glimmer in the sky.

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