I look upon a starry night
Above the heavens I see a light.
And in that moment I feel it there:
That persistent ache; I feel so bare.
I can’t deny it; it’s too strong to resist,
So I stare into this brilliant bliss.
And among the clouds a light shines on;
So bright at first, but then it’s gone.
And I sense it, in my soul,
That dulling pain we share and know.
That’s when I felt it, so persistent,
In the sky a single star that night....
Was fading from existence.
Monday, December 26, 2005