By Elizabeth G. Coogan

I contemplate the stars again
the points confusing me
each barbed with a tough edge
a painful reality

So I turned to the planets
but they just went round and round
so I looked down to earth
where I stood on shifting ground

So I lifted up all I saw
the rain, it cried for me
clouds wispy dreams
my plans too quickly freezing

but only after the clouds had dissipated
and the rain cried all it’s tears
glory be, and hallelujah! I see the sun
shine down and through

horizons are brighter
than they have ever been
let me catch it, quickly
before the starlight caves in

For after the night, then night
like a million others
now, finally dawn
a morning of hope and wonder