Long Nights

by Alexandra Evans

If thy optics linger,
Gazing at the stars,
Learning from a teacher,
Lecturing past mars,
Renewing a long promise,
Held forever to your heart,
Long for something more than this,
Answers from the stars,
To slumber underneath the sky,
and wake up to the breeze,
Know that Joy is always Nigh,
Beneath these summer trees.
If you were to lose yourself,
In the vastness of tonight,
Know someone is lost there too,
Contemplating life,