Perseid Night Sky

Middle of meadow
inside sleeping bag,
I gaze at Milky Way
glittering sequins
above. A meteor
shower is due and so
I watch and wait for
falling stars to bless
me with passionate
streaks of luscious light.

Time floats by, dew gathers,
I want to slumber
but suddenly I point
and shout, There’s one!
The sky pauses.
There’s another!
And another!

Diamonds continue
to cascade on blue velvet,
breathtakingly beautiful.
Worth much more than
staying awake for.

Previously published in
The Avocet,
A Journal of Nature Poetry
Summer – 2019