Dogs 2012

STARSHINE
(1/14/12)


ancient
astronomers
gazing in amazement
at the star-filled
skies
limited
in their knowledge
and resources
were somehow
still able to calculate
and predict
eclipses
phases
transits
and the paths
of wandering
lights
through the night

I wonder
if any of us
with our googled
intellects
and modern
distractions
could construct
from scratch
the outer workings
of our cosmic
cousins

why?

would probably
be the answer
on the street

we have
regressed
to the point
of superstitious searchers
of the heavens
believing that
astrology
has more meaning
to our earthly
interactions
and judgments
than any scientific
reckoning

sun
slipping
below the horizon
toward tomorrow
we still hope
for stellar
counsel
during
the darkness

what's
your
sign?

~

our ancestors
weep
in thier
celestial
home