Throughout the year multiple star clusters are visible under the skies above Mauna Kea. These…
Diamonds, jewels, points of light
What makes the sky so different tonight?
Something has changed, pray not my sight.
No, nothing so wrong to cause me fright.
Is it the darkness, the void between the stars
The black abyss we see from a vantage so afar
A distant aura, a shutter felt by inner radar
That surfaces a feeling of where we are.
Time goes eons backward as I look through the glass
That magnifies light emitted long in our past.
Anxiety consumes me with life fleeting so fast
Our lives are a spark, a pulsar of trespass.
Galaxies, clusters, nebulas all come into view
Stars in the millions, gaseous clouds in azure hues
All the splendor I feel from this heavenly venue
Looking up that one evening I spent with you.