Ode to the Stars
Burning brightly, yet the coldest of lights,
Twinkling from far above our little world.
Ancient and undying, yet some long-dead
Even as their light continues to shine.
Engulfing more space than one can fathom;
To us small pinpricks on a black blanket.
Though solitary within the vast void,
They come together to form images
That leap, dance, and crawl across the night sky.
Jessica Spaeth is a poet and college student from the Chicago suburbs. She has a passion for reading, bubble tea, and writing, and she uses poetry as a means of escaping the stress of her classes.