We peer back in time with hexagonal mirrors,
thinly cloaked in gold.
Gazing at stars that died long ago,
we guess what our future might hold.

We follow the light to the edge of existence,
the gap between galaxies growing.
I wonder, once our star goes dark –
will someone peer back at the glowing?



Lisa Varchol Perron writes children’s poetry, picture books, and middle grade novels. Her work has appeared in various anthologies, journals, and magazines, including The Caterpillar, Highlights High Five, Ladybug, Babybug, and The School Magazine. She lives with her family just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about her books, visit: https://www.lisaperronbooks.com/