Long ago the moon was unreachable
and made of green cheese, and the Milky Way
that band of countless stars — unbreachable —
stretched across the sky from midnight ’til day.
An old hymn also said time’s an ever-
rolling stream that took all our dreams away.
Or was time a looping track that never
ended, so you pressed forward and replay?
Before they dethroned Earth from the centre,
made the Big Bang theory the mystery,
I held love in esteem, on an altar,
my sought after, compelling, real story.
Like the sun you came to brighten my life
with lovelight, sweet’ning bitterness and strife.