A boy, age eight, with clouded eyes
looks into the night and asks the sky,
"Will I ever see the light that covers this world?"

The stars exhale,
stardust expels,
covering the boy in a veil
of ethereal light.

Soon after it dispels,
he lets out a joyous yell,
for he could no longer see everlasting dark,
but a sky filled with a sea of gleaming stars.

Quietly in awe the boy, beaming, says,
"Thank you."