The More Loving One

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.

One thought on “The More Loving One

  1. There’s a lot to unwrap here in four short stanzas, but this is really beautiful. I also prefer to be the more loving one, but I agree with the idea you touch upon at the end. In the absence of stars to love, it is possible to be fine. Sometimes it is enough to be.

    Beautiful.

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