by Julie Corbett

From this vantage point, your habit is to be dark
with spots and sparkles of light impinging
on your nature. The colour scheme is not absolute
and depending on universal positioning,
you can dress in all the spectrum of colours. I am looking
at you with an inquiring eye. It is 3 am
and the Perseid Meteor Shower should be at its most brilliant.
The geo-stationery orbit of a satellite marks
one boundary of the active sector and stripes, the contrails
of aeroplanes provide temporary gridlines.
I prefer you Van Gogh blue but what shooting star would play
and dance against such an optimistic backdrop.
Besides wishes are harder and maybe more resilient when cast
molten from a heart into crisp night air.