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stars (a villanelle)

the stars are bright on the mountain top
above the sooty City haze
I lie here and take them in

the constellations, code of ages
a steady rhythm through the days
the stars are bright on the mountain top

they tell their story to the sages
high in the sky, a celestial maze
I lie here and take them in

and marvel at the wars that gravity wages
they still burn brightly all ablaze
the stars are bright on the mountain top

watching history turn its pages
listening to us sing their praise
I lie here and take them in

hydrogen and helium, their fighting rages
they hold me in their silent gaze
the stars are bright on the mountain top
I lie here and take them in