To Find A Shooting Star

Soften your gaze

Deborah Barchi
Jun 11, 2021


Photo by Chris Henry on Unsplash

To find a shooting star
or spot a firefly, soften your gaze.

Don’t overwork your eager eyes
staring too long into space.

Shooting stars, fireflies,
or a heart overflowing with love.

Which comes when least expected?
All of the above.



Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.