An Alternate Reality

Posts tagged ‘Stars’

Star Gazing

     Gazing at the stars in awe
          I realize again,
     That what I see is not what is
          but what’s already been.

      The light that’s coming to my eyes
          is traveling so fast,
     Yet even as I see it come
          I’m looking at the Past.

      It is incomprehensible
          to think that what I see
     Was there a thousand years ago
          but may no longer be.

      The stranger thing to wonder is –
          out on some planet far,
     What does that other life-form think
          while gazing at our star?