True Double Stars Do Not Lie

True double stars do not lie
near each other
by mere chance.

They are held together by physical bonds
that keep them
revolving around each other,

and their revolutions are what betray to us
the relationship
of the stars
taking part in the motion.

Sometimes it requires many years
to determine
whether there is a physical connection
or not.

Found poem:  The Friendly Stars, by Martha Evans Martin, revised by D.H. Menzel, p. 92, found 8/31/97, arranged 10/24/97.


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