visiting jupiter and dreaming of you

visiting jupiter and dreaming of you

on this night I want to sail across the stars
and use each planet as a stepping stone

to stop for a moment on each
in an attempt to learn its secrets
to hear its melodies
to share in its experiences
 to know its memories

yet of the planets I know
that I couldn’t ever grasp their magnificence
or  know what they’ve seen in their time

I could soar through the cosmos in awe of its brilliancy

and maybe then I would finally ask myself
why, of all the stars, you seem to shine the brightest

why should my universe be centered around you?

Nicholas DuVal