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Inquisitive son
asks astronomer father
constellations' names.

"Cygnus, Hercules...
forgot"; the stars in their eyes
suddenly dimmer.

Meteor! They both
wish for memory; "Lyra,"
chuckles the father.

Son dreams up some more
questions; father quickens: get
home while I still shine.

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Submitted: April 20, 2019

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