In the middle of the night
A cloud of stardust appears
Outside my bedroom window.
Mysterious songbirds chirp
in hieroglyphics saying words
I’m surprised I understand.
They invite me to leave home
and follow a path to beyond the beyond.
I respond in sign language
that I never knew I knew—explaining
I’m not ready to leave just yet,
but do appreciate the invitation.
Milton P. Ehrlich 199 Christie