wishing a star (at four ay-em)

the stars
at four ay-em
are pinpoints
against the dark

but
I crane my neck
to watch them

a slow drift
of stellar cloud
sailing
the cosmos

indifferent
to small lives
and wonder

but
a wish upon
is
a wish upon

no matter the likelihood
of
a wish upon
being noticed
or attended

and I wished
upon a shooting light
that flashed by
peripherally

I turned my want
into a small request
and now
I hold it close

will it come true . . .

how
am I
to know

but
I closed my eyes
in the proscribed way
wished my wish
with all my heart

that is all
that I
know how to do

I sent it
up
into the stellar night
a tiny hope
of mine

then turned back
inside
and
back to bed

the shining stars
of four ay-em
within

~

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