Tiny black round dot

Across the hot flaming sun

Through dark glasses I gaze up

And wonder at these celestial balls

Floating in heaven’s canopy

Astronomers from mighty nations

Join to plan expeditions

Perilous voyage as it would be

Chase the silver queen crossing the sun

To measure miles in between

Venus will pass, I will watch

The moment will be just a clip

From the grander movie of galaxies

Until she returns after a century

No encore in my lifetime.

Giri is a physician practicing in central New Jersey. A resident of West Windsor for the past 25 years, she is a student of the creative writing class offered by the senior center at West Windsor.

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