Last Night, Above

October 16, 2017 Kirk

Last night
Above a barren desert highway,
the premature Milky Way
was visible
before the last bites of dusky sunset fell beneath the horizon. 
Then no sun.
No moon for 6 more hours.
Even the passing headlights stopped before midnight.
The Big Dipper danced a circle, never spilling a drop, while the Milky Way spun sideways
ready to take a drink.