Falling Star, Rising Star: NH 1998

Impatient under a New Hampshire night sky,
My neck craned in the cold August night
Antares, Betelgeuse, the Big Dipper and the Great Bear
	-- all our there
Over the lapping lake

I look here in the NorthEast
	then in the NorthWest
	then directly above
	and back to the NorthEast

I think I see a streak --
	out of the corner of my eye.
	But I am only hoping  --
	My dream flashing by.
Then it appears!
A fiery red orb falling across the sky leading its tail
My dream at last ascends

©1998, John A. Mills