backward thoughts: stargazing

by mandaceehb

9/6

straying ten steps from our door in the late night moonshine

cocooned in coats and scarves, paper pyjama bottoms that cannot stand the wintry chill

the sky is waiting, ready to

pounce on us with renewed wonder each time:

showers of crystals embedded in midnight rock

i’ll never remember the galaxy closer in any moment,

cupping numb fingers around our eyes to soften the ambient glow

lying on asphalt, tender songs stitching memories together

the lyrics slip off our tongues in low whispers, no restraint under these boundless skies

the universe falling on us, within reach

silent awe

it’s real, it’s real.

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