One night as the stars feted her eyes,
Their luminance, profound,
over land and sea,
She believed that they ascended on a burning meteoroid,
Way up in the arch of the Earth.
Do the skies crave the stars that light up their night,
They do, they do, when the clouds do part.
She wondered then if she could stay as upright,
As she did each morn,
To watch the sunrise, and wait till the sun descends
on an upheaved world.
Could she stay awake? Could she stay awake,
Till the last star trailed away? Could she stay awake?
Just this night.
But the skies remained aloof,
Though her thoughts did they hearken,
They heeded not her need to not slumber,
For their brilliance remained just for the night.