Sit back and read the story of the universe–

written in the stars,

written in our scars,

and we’ve never known worse.

But that’s okay, since the stars keep shining,



and dying…

The closest star to Earth is so far away

that if it were to look back on us “today”,

all it would see would be dinosaurs

and meteors.

And yet it still lights

up our nights,

still makes out constellations

and hangs over our nations

through thick and thin,

through wars– no matter who wins.

Because they tell the story of the universe in their only voice

and even though it’s not our choice,

we might as well listen.


This poem was inspired by the “Symphony of Science” series of Youtube videos(songs).