Halo

A billion trillion stars, each one a sun,
are mother's light for worlds yet unexplored.
As end-game for man's wee oblivion,
the Universe makes Heaven's lean reward
a flea-bazaar for fools. Belief will not
out-trump the truth. Man's consciousness is part
of raw eternity. No Hell is hot
enough to burn this brass fact from his heart.
Indeed, the miracle of what we are,
has done the most to cause our churches woe!
Just as we're tenants of a near-by star,
so countless cultures fill the nightly show.
The naked night, expanding from within,
invites the heart to know its origin.