The Seven Sisters

I discovered a new
group of stars in the
night sky
about the time I
discovered you.
And for years I
thought their appearance
would portend yours.
Both constellations
to my world,
moving in and out of
my vision,
hiding in plain sight,
traveling to places
I could not go,
only to appear, it seemed,
on a whim.
For years, it seemed,
I found you in them.
For years, I found
peace in them,
hope in them,
a silent plea
of want in them.
And years on
I am amazed
at the loss I feel
in them.
Yet still they shine.
And on quiet nights
I still find them there,
a tiny glimpse of
what was.

by Cathleen Treacy on Sunday, February 24, 2013

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