• nichole posted an update 6 years, 6 months ago

    I once knew a girl with eyes that shone
    like Venus on a clear night
    and the sound of her voice
    made crickets quiet down to listen.

    But she was a flighty bird,
    a burning-out star trapped
    in our atmosphere, screaming
    and dying to get out, to breathe in

    space dust and toy with vortexes
    and we were all too selfish
    to recognize the gradual fading
    of her lightness of being

    and when I found her floating
    face down in the lake, I knew
    it was my fault and our fault
    and that it was the price we paid

    for trying to transplant constellations.