Wednesday, October 24

Fallen Stars

The stars you see in ponds, pools, and lakes are not reflections.
The water is not a mirror in which the Heavens admire themselves.
The stars you see in the natural ink are lovers' stars
Stars that have been plucked from the sky by two people at the same time.
They cherish that star and prize it for the miracle it is.
When their souls take flight and their bodies become dust
The stars follow them into the earth.
But stars can not be extinguished so easily.
They rise to the surface, mingling in ponds, pools, and lakes.
They gaze back at their brethren, whispering secrets of the wonders they've seen.