Lost Stars

there is a brief moment,
when the tectonic plates of words shift
and as they lost themselves in the act of
searching, in their desperate attempt to
rejoin a meaningful narrative,
that moment is a flash of whirlwind,
a lightning strike splitting the sky open,
unleashing a downpour of unfocused stars
flailing and screaming as they fall,
powerful wishes losing themselves
in a perpetual descend down to reality
and as frantically rearrange themselves,
their souls drifting out of pattern, out of the norm,
they dream of the past, where they shone
without a care of the world, and they dream of
their present, where gravity threatens to
crush them and destroy them, and they dream
of an uncertain future untangling and unfolding before
their very eyes, not knowing where they would land,
now knowing if they would ever be the same
not knowing if what they are doing is the right thing
or the wrong thing, not knowing if they fell out of fear
or they fell from an act of courage that pushed them
over the edge so they flew–and as they fell
they asked themselves, is this real, is this true
am I being ripped away from my celestial frame
or is Earth beckoning me to collide with its soul;

what is meaning, if not a collection of words,
yet what are words, if not an arbitrary alignment of choices
what is love, if not an eager herd of lost stars
trying to find their way, trying to savour each other’s  light,
trying to figure out would they cease to shine
when the ground draws them in for a kiss
trying to understand if there is anything to understand

love is fear
love is chaos
love is change
love is courage
love is dream that threatens to be real
love is the reality that fades like a dream awaken
love is a space of nowhere
defining and redefining itself
love is everything and everything we chose

love is choosing to be right here,
right now
love is a neverending story
that continues to spin itself

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One comment

  1. slpmartin · July 6, 2015

    A fine poem to start my week…thanks!

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