The universe, adorned with stars and light
Can captivate, we marvel at the glare.

Wishing on them in despair; not completely unaware
That our eyes take pleasure and delight
In stars that are not there.

Though space has claimed the stars of night
It somehow missed the show of light
That glows no matter how we try
To tell ourselves the light’s a lie.

To see the distant from afar
Is to keep the wish, if not the star.