In the darkest night I seek you.
My not-so-celestial body,
Earth-bound in grief,
still scales the mountain and waits.
The blackout lifts
as you take the stage.
Though I realize you are not a star,
but rather, something more like me:
a rare event of mostly water
and other pieces —
I marvel as you grace the sky.
Everything fades around you.
And I hope you know the mark you make.
I hope you know you’re seen as light.
“It all fades away but you.” – Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County the musical)
Writing and photography by: Katy Claire Funke