While some full electric moon
upon a salty sea of stars,
Saturn ran around us rings
while Venus fooled us, tricked by Mars.
We lay upon a grassy bed
whose incline gave us fullest view,
of every mischief's shooting star
of every light and every hue.
A supernova sprayed the sky
with cobalt kisses, licks of light,
I winked an eye with outstretched hand
and smudged a passing meteorite.
You spied the Plough but feeling shy
it crept behind the nearest cloud,
I stole Orion's priceless belt
the trousers fell his face, red, bowed.
The crab was hunting stellar fish
while painting purple to its shell,
but then looked down and saw his height
the stomach churned, he slipped and fell.
A comet hailed the Milky Way
lamps showed her where to be,
you pulled the plug so blind she went
and crashed into a nearby tree.
We fell in love among our friends
who winked us back in sequined dress,
their nightly drama paused to bathe
in icy blue our warm caress.
They are not far, except in time
those characters that etch the skies,
and soon we'll join them, long to stay
when time has come to close our eyes.