Twinkle, Twinkle Little Satellite

Light pollution and tricks of manmade light are dulling out the nighttime sky almost irreverently.

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Satellite 
by Michael Romani

Looking up to heavens with naked eye
Cosmic specks no longer glitter the sky
Even outside the dense urban center
There are zones we should not enter

Twinkle, twinkle little satellite 
May rhyme but that doesn't make it right
Is it a moment of dystopian defeat?
Or does humanity have better days to meet?

Consider this a lament against light pollution
Or man who loves nature and seeks just solution
Fake shooting stars would lack their magic
Offering instead something worse than tragic

Text alerts track the International Space Station
And I suppose that I get the gist of the sensation
But, as for me this will never replace star shine
And all those things wished upon nor the divine

Space X launches its diamond for humanity's wonder
I cannot help but think this is a cosmic blunder
The human component of this mad hatter technology
Falls blasé and devoid of our inner spirituality

We need mountains to sit on high on the rim
We need skies that darken beautifully dim
And we stars that we can reach for and dream on
We must remember this before these are all gone

(c)  June 7, 2019  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved




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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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