The Stars Are Still There         

The star that shines the farthest,
shines the deepest.
If you cannot see it,
that doesn't mean it's not there.
Starlight can't be touched
by the hand, as with small candles.          
But it travels across time.
It travels,
and we know it's real.
Though a greater light
hides them,
the stars are still there.

JAL, 5-12-00