I look up and see the glittering stars

in the dark canvas of the night sky

each star waiting to tell its story

Calling me to join them in their revelry

Spellbound, I start counting the countless stars

and listening to their unending tales

my ears and eyes rapt in attention 

but to one star that seems hesitant

by the time I begin my storytelling

all the stars are already too inebriated to listen

save this one star

that now shares its story with me.