The Species Who Named the Stars

Is it any wonder
That the species
Who felt the need
To name the stars–
To label the miracle
Of shining pinpricks
In a quilt of night….

That such a species decided
Each impossible light
That had already traveled
Lightyears just to be seen
As points of hope
In blackness….

Yes, that the species who decided
Each star must be tagged
And studied rather than
Simply loved….

Is it any wonder that
This species,
Called humanity,
Feels the need to label
Who we are and what we are
And where we are
And where we’ve been
And where we’re going?
Is it any wonder that
Such a species must
Designate rather than
Simply be?
Rather than simply exist
And spread light…
Just like the stars above?

Copyright Sarah Davidson 2021

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