if you
live within
twenty five miles
of a major city
there is a glow
at night
which is emitted
by the electric din
that prevents
the sky
from showing
you the stars

as i galaxy gaze
upward at 3 am
in this little kentucky town
my heart begins
to better understand
the notion of heaven

i weep at the beauty
of a job well done

twinkling planets
light coming through
a trillion more pin holes
in the celestial painting
and this doubter of the gods
thinks what she sees in her night sky
must surely be

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