While outside on this beautiful night
looking up at the sky
the constellations keep floating by?
Then I realized the reason why;
they are aircraft a flight
little helicopters hovering array
military jets soaring away.
They keep painting the canvas tonight
the human made aircraft shining bright
as the city saturates the sky with its lights
the light pollution keeps the universe out of sight.
Yet, we preserve this modern life,
we harvest phosphorescent energy like spice
as we wash away the skies
I see only mankind tonight.