Meteor Shower / Poem by Christine Tabaka

Poem by Christine Tabaka
 
 
Meteor Shower
 
A wish flashes across the sky,
trailed by blinding glory.
Eyes closed, breaths held,
it vanishes in a flash.
 
Hearts race across the moon
in buoyant anticipation.
Hope beyond hope
a granting of desire.
 
A flicker of childhood
held in ancient folklore,
unlocking forgotten joy,
a single blaze of light.
 
Believing, not believing,
we never abandon
the wonder in a moment,
wishing on a star.

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