Round and starry eyes watch, unblinking,
And catch my reflection in places unexpected
In the pallor of a half-moon and in telescopes
When I'm alone I can see myself perfectly.
I'm a comet hurtling through space, pieces breaking off and crumbling
With every planet that I pass I lose more of myself
But I forge on, leaving this dusty trail behind.
Without makeup I can see myself perfectly, pulling the hair away from my face
A mouth that does not speak
Bigger than any galaxy, stretched farther than we can see
Still, I have traveled a long way to see this eroded cosmic anomaly, these craters;
When it crashes finally you will see me the way I see myself.