Tutmoses looked across the Nile
and saw your reflection on the water.
Cleopatra held Antony’s hand
and kissed it by your light.
Nero plucked his lyre
while you shined on burning Rome.
Did Mehmet gaze upon your face
atop the walls of Byzantium?
You were shining brightly
when Columbus sailed
and when they came for Atahualpa.
You watched the Sioux ghost dance
and the Mahdi pray outside Khartoum.
Cixi sat in her pavilion, drank tea and reminisced.
Courtesan to dowager.
How your visage ached the doomed
along the Volga that Christmas.
In your light countless Romeos caress the breasts
of countless Juliets.
You shined on me as well tonight.
I am one with the infinite.
Diana sees all.
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