Did anything ever happen in the sky
That is not happening now?
And is what we see now
All there ever was?
The shooting star passes
When no one else nearby sees it,
Yet hardly anyone doubts
That you saw it yourself.
But tell them that in times long gone,
There were wonders in the heavens,
The likes of which we have never seen,
And they will know right away
That you’re an idiot—
Even though they’ve never considered
The question before that moment.