a song for stars

Into darkness again
I was here long ago
found a way out
I was younger then
many people needed me
I pulled myself from the black
I survived for them
It left its mark on me
Remembers me

Behind this mask is truth
Exhaustion
Pain
The struggle is over
I am ready
My mind drifts
My heart crumbles
My soul slips from this flesh

And yet

There is a piece
who grieves
one last day
the sun on my skin
the wind in the trees
the birds overhead
they call me

to sit in solitude
enjoy my lung’s rhythmic breaths
in and out
in and out
to sing one last song

the sun sets
the moon comes out
darkness calls
a lover’s caress
I shrug this body from me
fly away into starlight
become part of the universe

again