An Astrophysicist

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I turn my eyes up, on high

To the vast infinity beyond the azure sky

Stars glimmer at me

 Not quite the mystery they used to be

I’m walking down a long, long road

To learn the secrets hidden from human eyes

I will learn the laws of the stars,

The strings of order,

That keep our beautiful chaos from falling apart

I’ve got much further to travel than I have come thus far

I'll use the years of my life

To build the keys,

The keys to understanding the universe

A lifetime of study will not be enough

Eventually, I’ll revert to cosmic dust

And leave my work for others to continue

To those who look up and not down

To those who walk the long hard path

of those giants who went before

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