Through the telescope,
I’ve seen stars, constellations, meteors
and skies of different shades.
The light orange tinted ones,
the pink, the blue,
and the black highlighted
Constellations like tiaras,
like a halo to the night sky,
I’ve chosen the best ones
to look through the telescope.
Hunting season and lilac sky,
hazy, partially cloud-covered night,
city lights laid through the skyscrapers
like twilight daisies and
lavender hued the rooftops of little houses.
Maps took charge of that night,
and a few grainy and fuzzy views
showed me dimmer images of comets,
asteroids, star clusters, nebulae
I could speak of them like commas to my poetry,
I was Galileo that night.
I was an inventor, through the telescope,
I created this universe,
through the telescope,
I enjoyed and smiled through the
clusters of bright lights and moving stars,
my own lights
and a universe of mine.
I looked through the telescope
and saw you.