I sat under the stars last night.
In the coolness off the early dark of night.
I sat looking at the sky, watching for the zip and swoosh of meteorites.
The sounds of cars, zipping and swooshing on the roads through town came filtering up to my place on the deck.
A sudden splash and sounds of laughter alerted me to the neighbor boys enjoying their pool. "Marco." "POLO!"
I sat watching the sky for movement and saw the lights of planes heading to and from the two big airports 30 and 60+ miles away. There were a lot of planes.
The neighbors below were out watching the sky as well. Lovely lady neighbor ooohed and aaahhed as a meteorite slashed across the sky.
I leaned my head back on the chair, fighting to stay awake...watchful...hopeful...THERE!
An owl softly booted somewhere nearby.
The light clicked on in the garage...we have rodents.
My eyes grew heavy but I didn't want to leave my place on the deck.
Zip! Swoosh! "Wow!" I said to the night sky.
The coolness started to chill my tired body. I had to get up in 6 hours...I could just sleep here. Maybe wake up in the middle of the night to view more of nature's fireworks.
One more, just one more...beautiful.
Time for bed.