Sometimes you remember something
That you don’t want to remember.

I realized that I missed the Leonids last night.
Can I make up for it somehow?
If I spend the night in the cold big yard
Looking up
Will I still see stars fall?
Can I still make wishes?
Can they still come true?

Do they ever
Come true?

I don’t know.

I don’t know why
Atmospheric events could ever impact
The realization of dreams.

I did not wish on Hawaiian sunsets.
I did not wish on the pink clouds I saw
out my bedroom window this morning.
I did not wish on the first snowflakes
outside my cottage
or the drops of rain
from the biblical deluge in Fajardo.

Maybe I should have though.

I am remembering
too many wishes.