meteor shower

alone on my back

between midnight and morning

I wait and shiver

against the freezing wind

 

my eyes fixed on the deep above

through frame of roof and treetop

 

it begins

 

first one…

then three…

seven…

I lose count

they come so quickly

 

tiny bits of cosmic (more than ancient)

dust on a journey too vast

for a time too great

to be grasped by the humbled creature

I have suddenly become

 

so beautiful the flaring streaks of light

so elegant their arc and curve

each blaze a brief and brilliant

death

 

not a molecule

left intact

 

what was

is no more

 

and I watch in wonder

in growing terror

that such a thing should be

 

so silent

 

~jws

 

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2 Responses to meteor shower

  1. Michael Farris says:

    Beautiful poem Jonnia.

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