I wake up to the beep-beep-beep of the Monday morning alarm
I am stumbling along through the process of waking up
As I come downstairs, I see a light glowing outside.
Getting closer to the window, a star emerges
Star light, star bright?
No it appears to be that ever so bright star
getting close to a crescent shaped moon
with a few other twinklers nearby
And of course I stare in awe-mazement.
It looks like a “sign”
What is that moon doing up so early?
Surrounding herself with stars
Casting her light on a cool late summer morning
What is the message she is sending?
Is she saying: look, I can do anything!
I can be anywhere, in any configuration
And spread my light into the darkness at any hour.
I shut my eyes and I try to remember
when I was that moon and those stars
Stardust glimmering about the universe
I see a shimmering galaxy of connection
A bright space
Where both light and dark are held
As the planets shimmer around
Twinkling and expanding
In a universe with no beginning and no end
And I look back a while later
Sipping coffee and feeling more awake
And the scene has changed
It’s too bad you missed it when it was awe-some
That nothing lasts forever