Other Skies

A cold, cold night.  Bitterly cold

I’m by my frosty car, and look up

At a black velvet sky pierced with

Brilliant diamonds clustering above


Where is my Arrakis?  Dancing for

The Pleione, light years away

My Sudalbari brings good news, but

Alas my dearest love is far, far away


My mind wanders amongst the

Distant light straining to hear

Athena calling her hunting dogs

But all is silent around me……….