This evening as I was closing the upstairs window,
I saw her again,
Shining in the night’s sky.
Like an old friend I had almost forgotten
But she is constant, and it is only I
Who moves with the tides of change
Though it is the path I must continue. My road
Is singular and long, but it always
Leads me back to her. The chiastic nature
Of the heavens and the earth always
Affords me the beauty of her companionship,
If I choose to look for it. For, she does not flicker
Or fade or leave her path, and nor do I.
It is for that simple truth,
I smile towards the heavens,
Knowing that all is well and this too shall pass—
As she and I journey on separate
But inextricably linked courses ‘round the sun,
In our alternating orbicular destiny
To fight the battle that has already been won.