oh, ryan

…there you go, flitting across the night sky.

I’ve watched you take tiny, nightly steps in that westerly direction since the autumn wind blew giant oak leaves across the garden, tossing golden tomato seeds to kingdom come.

For years, when Zip required a leash and supervision as she did her 3:00am business, you were my steady winter companion – you, with your four squares and that flashy sash. Unchanging. Solid as a rock!

And though we don’t visit every single night these days, when I am out, I always look up to whisper hello.

But it’s March now.

My friend, it’s just about time for you to go.


~ by kbosin on March 1, 2014.

7 Responses to “oh, ryan”

  1. You are just a delight to bring such beauty and meaning to my daily thoughts! Thanks again, Kathy!

  2. Neat!

  3. Wow! Orion has always been my favorite.

  4. Beautiful, constellational poetry! Orion was pointed out to me on a visit to NYC last month, sitting on an old friend’s patio. The conversation was about how, since we see a star 93 light years away as it was 93 years ago, the night sky is really a map of the past – specifically, 1921 – but in 1921 they were looking at 1828. So much poetry in the stars.

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