47 Tucanae: Globular clusteri find it hard
to believe in stars.

incessant twinkles twinkling,
annoying blinkles blinkling.
cavalry stampedes of poets
rushing for sharpened pencils
while they're winkling.

i find it hard
to believe in moons.

sappy swooners swooning,
and silver-ury crooning.
songwriters scramble
up and down
well-polished keyboards
immortalizing Juners mooning.

and it's far to hard to believe in you.
voiceless laughing,
sweet, unseen crying,
touchless hugging.

So why am I moon june crooning,
thinkling of twinkling
soundlessly crying,
wordlessly laughing?

when I find it so hard
to believe in stars

Copyright © 2006, John Borneman

Image Credit: Atlas Image courtesy of 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF

John Borneman writes poetry and speculative fiction when he is not ‘wrangling statistics’ at his day job. He has been published in magazines such as Star*Line, Illumen, The Fortean Bureau, and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and has been nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association's 2005 Rhysling Poetry Award. His web site is at http://brassman.blogspot.com.