Unexpected dear companions like falling stars, however brief
Gift awe and reverence
Illuminating the lonely darkness of life
For but a moment.
Grazing hearts before they are gone into the horizon
Skimming that curve of Earth before they disappear.
We, too, shoot across the firmament
Knowing not how we touch the lives of others
Skipping along the atmosphere of those rotating
Leaving longing in our wake
Sparking hope in that empty space
Inspiring elusive and tender