Vega by Martin Willitts, Jr.

Photo by Apryl Skies  2013
Note: Early in May, the star Vega rises at the same
time that the sun sets and all summer long it is one
of the brightest stars in the sky overhead between
9 and 10 PM. Vega means the "swooping vulture."

 The music of stars
 the kind of song that moves a river 

 the music of vultures
 searching for things to quiet

 the kind of softness found
 in the composition of summers

 the kind longing for the forever
 one note always about love

 the setting of brightest stars
 swooping from absolute light.

Martin Willitts, Jr. ©2013