Stars unmoving to my eye

slowly drifting in time

while hurtling through the cosmos

speeds and distances

that boggle the mind

My back to the ground

I lay in peace

breath quiet

body at ease

My thoughts focus

on points of light

slowly flitting from one to the next

absently noting brightness, color, location

I feel myself lost in a time long past

not in the same location

but in the same place

Dreaming of a pair of eyes

occasionally tied to a smile

A voice that once held laughter

How did I get here

How did I lose her

A shooting star flashes

across my line of sight

The remnants of a comet

that passed long ago

No longer seen

barely even a memory

but for a brief dying spark

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