A spiral veiled by Milky Way
by Harley White
has been brought to light of day
in the image Hubble revealed
of a galaxy concealed.
Its brilliant core aquamarine
brightly glitters midst the scene
with backdrop of velvety red
cloud formations round it spread.
‘Twas hid beyond the astral glitz
plus cosmic dust, for it sits
near the equator of our home
galactic, where skyey dome
above us beings here on earth
witnesses the death and birth
of fleeting mortal lives that pass
neath the heavens' looking glass
in dream of floating bubble world
while by time's illusion hurled
with stellar pace through outer space
wearing ever-changing face.
Are the wanderings of the stars
echoed in our own memoirs
of this temporal excursion
with its toil and diversion?
Such musings metaphorical
that lie in heights beyond the blue
awaken in us anew…