We Tried to Bury the Stars

we brought up the lights

higher and taller

an electric hum to fill the night

that glow that we call safety

blotting out night sky

rendering us forever


without our starry compass

we tried to bury the stars

with our improvements

and modern life

efficiency and production

usurping nature’s place

but beneath it all

the stars still burn

impassive to our temporary glow – Caroline A. Slee

We Tried to Bury the Stars

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