#1579

there’s an ocean of stars inside me
a galaxy that presses at my seams
begging to be released in offering to you
swallow down this stardust world
drink the last drops of my galaxy
and transform it into raw energy
starbursts and explosions
meteor showers and solar flares
I’ll shape them into words
hot, electric, dazzling
and begin the cycle anew

#1578

you don’t have to be afraid
but at least be respectful
there is fire beneath your feet
and enough coiled tension to move Earth itself
the same water that sustains all of life
can also wipe it away in a surging wall
the mountains sleep, but are not dead
the ground is still, but hardly static
and nature is never tamed
only quiet between catastrophes
you don’t have to be afraid
but at least be prepared

#1571

you think you shared a life together? hah!
you shared as much of a life as Rapunzel and the witch
one resigned to being the keeper
the other resigned to being the kept
I didn’t come climbing up that tower to steal her, you know
she just needed someone to catch her when she jumped
did you really think she’d stay forever?