Mutual Admiration
by Elizabeth Santos
The stars are smiling down at us
As though a cherished friend
In twinkling winks they wonder why
We stand and gaze at them

It does seem odd that little earth
On darkened side still gleams
With sparkling diamond midnight lights
As stars look down and dream

What fortunes could abound on earth
That draw so many eyes
To worship these electric beams
As wonders of the skies

And we on earth look to the heav'ns
In wonderment and lust
While those insistent twinkling eyes
Keep gazing back at us