Beyond Laniakea, the immense heavens,
Galaxies cluster by the billions.
Each a steward
Of one hundred thousand million stars.
Each night we look into the sky
But cannot comprehend
A system greater than the limits
Of this, our earthly place.
And in the morning’s gentle light
Upon the leaf, ten drops of dew
Hold molecules equal to
Each star that’s ever been.
We are surrounded by vastness!
Both high and low!
But cannot see.
We were not born to fit this scale
To comprehend the suns and atoms
More numerous than grains of sand,
The dust from whence we came.
We are the dust,
Between expanses, swallowed.
But yet we still feel rev’rence.
We send our God into those spaces
To be the understanding.
To tend His own creation
He spoke into existence.
And then we cluster,
Together in LOVE,
Like celestial nebuli, but human–
So that we are not alone
In a universe of stars and quarks;
Calling ourselves the children of God
While cradled in Orion’s arm,
Trav’ling a million miles an hour
Through immense heavens
That we call home.