Northern Delta Aquarid fireball of -6 magnitude I was born
on a meteoroid
in collapse.

Transported urgently
to the galactic hospital,
it didn’t survive...

... and I was forgotten
among the stars,
in the care
of the Milky Way.

Copyright © 1999, Lucian Boboc
English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Image Credit: Copyright © Alexandru Conu

Romanian teacher Lucian Boboc is a meteor observer included in the International Meteor Organization Database. He was named the youth laureate for astropoetry at the first Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM in 1996.