Star Gazing

Star gazing

 

10,000 stars on display during the night wave

at me with blinking lights as the burning orbs

travel through heavens beginning and end.

 

They probably think I’m dumb because

they know when I look at them I can’t

tell a twinkle from a pulsar.

 

I don’t know my way around the sky

well enough to find  Scorpius, Leo,

or Cancer.

 

Taurus and Aquarius are invisible to me as is

Sagittarius and Andromeda that light the night

with waves of light.

 

Celestial objects direct my destiny and many have

no names. Why do we choose to only name the

brightest ones and ignore those that dimly shine

 

as if they’re not worth any bread or wine. Here on Earth

we choose to always watch the beautiful or brightest, be

it a person, car or star.

 

What’s inside doesn’t matter to shallow beings

who pay respect to looks, and not what a man

or thing is made of.

 

So let the stars choose wherever my soul may go, and when

I flow to the constellation they choose to send me to, the

girls and cars there will be the ones I’ve been looking for.

 

About The Author

DiBuduo is also the author of "Crime A Day," a nonfiction book, "A Penis Manologue: One Man's Response to the Vagina Monologues," and two volumes of his signature "flash-fiction poetry," as well as several collections of short stories. His short fiction and poetry also appear in anthologies, online journals, and recently, in Weekend Reads, a collection appropriately subtitled "Twisted Stories, Twisted Mind!" He has completed two paranormal novels, "Cryonic Man" and The Mountain Will Cover You.” and the soon to be released novel, “The Chicagoua Café,” and also a collaborative collection of connected fantasy stories with author Kate Robinson. Read more about DiBuduo and his interests at joedibuduo.com.

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