The Winter Stars

Sparkling on high, unreachable,

Strewn far across the endless void,

Cold, dark, lifeless heavens devoid

Of human scale and human feel;


Casting a sterile, bone-white light

That deepens the already biting chill

Of frozen windblasts, reaching in to kill

The very peace of soul with fright.


What solace can I find in you,

Your faintness, distance, or your glare –

Aloof, disdainful, icy stare

That pierces deep and freezes through?


O soulless, unforgiving stars,

Eternally unmoved and unperturbed!

I rail in vain, for never have you heard

A prayer, appeal, or even curse of ours.


Adam J. Sedia is a Lake County native who returned home. He practices law with the firm of Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans as a civil and appellate litigator, and serves as president of the Lake County Bar Association for 2017. His poems and stories have appeared in a number of literary journals, and he has published two volumes of poetry: The Spring’s Autumn (2013) and Inquietude (2016). He also composes music, which may be heard on his YouTube channel. He lives in Griffith with his wife and family.

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