To most people,
a mentor, is a person
Mother, father, brother, sister
family or friend
are they anything else
My mentor neither lives nor breathes;
She does not speak or sigh,
she is silent and beautiful and awe-inspiring
Who is she? You ask
My mentor is the universe
Full of stars, planets, comets, and meteors
She encompasses everything we know of our world
Though she does not say a word,
I still follow her instructions with care
"Learn, my student"
"Learn about distant galaxies, exploding stars,
and far-off habitable planets"
And so I go, planning to dedicate my life
to the wonders that is my mentor
Because my mentor calls me to her
with her shining stars and irresistable gaze.