My eyes adjusted to the darkness
on this crisp and cloudless night,
I tremble, tune my telescope,
in hopes of tracking Saturn's rings.

I call you quickly, but they're gone
before you close your robe and come.
I turn the dials one more time,
but it's too chilly, so you go.

How Earth is restless, like my wonder,
caught in orbit, bound by light,
revolving in some cosmic plan
astronomers might understand.

But this is curiosity,
a good excuse to breathe brisk air
before I turn the lamps back on
and read to sleep in my old chair.

I need no stars to explicate
the energy within our kiss.
To feel your heartbeat, grasp your hand,
or waltz with you's to understand

the galaxies and everything,
eternities disguised as time,
this multiverse of mystery:
your love's the lens that lets me see.

Observatory © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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142 words.  Prompt 2 (mysteries of the universe) theme prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2795917-Aristotle-and-Dante-Discover-the-Secrets-of
Submitted: January 9, 2022

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