Do we believe in vain
That these stars twinkle for us?
These luminous beauties
whose numbers defy comprehension,
whose size dwarfs our very world
of little rocks and little thoughts-
whose heat overpowers
not mere flesh alone,
but the very atoms which dared
to join together in our creation.
These fierce beauties fill the heavens
with the power of their souls;
grand galactic society;
an attractive binary companion.
Dare we claim to be the center,
To hold the gaze
of the Maker of the Universe?
Who would notice if we
after a brief season
living off the energy of one lonely star
passed on to icy dust
or scattered ashes,
fading away among the ancient lights