out of darkness
the night sky sparkles above
as a sailor’s friend reminds all
of its surrounding splendor.
the twinkling is the same as it’s always been
but brighter than we’ve allowed ourselves to see.
somewhere across the horizon,
underneath the same vast sky
you’ve been thinking of me
and at last, we can finally breathe.
*a rewrite from the original poem posted June 29, 2020