Too Many Stars

When I was a child,
there were too many stars
to count
in the night sky…

We’d stand in awe,
gazing at the twinkling lights
of worlds too far away
to touch.

But as I grew,
the miracle of the stars
above dimmed,
as the legends of the stars
below brightened.

We’d sit in wonder,
watching all the shining faces
of idols too rarified
to know.

Now I am an adult,
there are too many stars
to trust
in the public eye...