Conceivably we expect too much,
or wait too long, as we hope to
see stardust, or heavenly showers,
that will not be. Too many clouds,
or a little fog, with irresponsibly
stray light from the city below
eliminating visibility. The promise
of nocturnal magic at 2:13 fully
reduced to intense imagination
and a slight smile from the Moon.
A couple of stars standing rigidly
in space is about all I know, or
what I end up seeing. But I hope,
I will keep on believing, our sky
is full of nighttime mystery.