this could be the night sky, that darkness a hill.
let's pretend it is.
let's pretend it is full of the magic of the week that lies before us,
the winter solstice,
the lunar eclipse,
let's fall in,
not just one toe in,
not keeping our hair dry,
but let's go all the way under and open our eyes.
let the magic and the quiet surround us
and see what those christmas lights look like from down here.
let's see if we can see the stars.