What god or scientific force
would put the sun and moon on course
to grant us an eclipse?
What trick of serendipity
would let their size appear to be
a truly perfect fit?
On other days, they squared with Mars,
or some assembly of stars
in geometric rhyme.
The triangle protracts through space
then flattens, and, with winking face,
to you they do align.
A lesser mind would lie prostrate
awaiting predetermined fate
for minor mortals, we!
Another might dismiss as chance
this rare celestial mating dance
and fail to truly see.
But you and I stared at the sun,
unblinded, and we did not run
from night that dawned in day.
The lightless moon haloed in flame
subdued the sun, a moment, tame
but we were unafraid.
They say a line’s the shortest path
between two points, but space is vast
and beauty’s in the arc.
And those who travel by ellipse
are grander for their scenic trips
slow twirling in the dark.
Clock hands anchor from one point
two passengers, a single joint
who intersect in time.
Coincidence is all life is
and love’s the greatest gift it gives
for those who let it shine.
What randomness or holy act
would put me back along thistract
in your sweet gravity.
I’ll travel round the sun again
But this time, we’ll be hand in hand
and love within our reach.