Space Talk

She stands in the hall

Eyes low and self-conscious

Hidden

As if afraid to stare at the sun.

 

The other sits on the grass

Eyes bright and aware

Radiant

As if they want to light up the moon.

 

She gives the other a note

The ink bleeds blue

Hesitant

As though handing a knife to a stranger.

 

The other reads slowly

The paper is yellow

Casual

As if the light from the stars have blessed the words.

 

She feels the breeze

There is fire too

Burning

As if the sun has gotten too close.

 

The other feels the breeze

There is static too

Burning

As if eclipsed by the moon.

 

She is slow to speak

Words saying nothing

Everything

As if breaking free from a black hole.

 

The other is quick to respond

Actions saying everything

Nothing

As if gravity has become too great a force.

 

She looses time

With stars overhead and a in hand with the other

Timeless

As if she were one with the ever-expanding galaxies.

 

The other gains eternity

Delicately clasping the stars in their hand

Infinite

As if they were content to stay forever.

 

She stands at the pews

Ring tucked away

Hidden

Like a poorly kept secret

 

The other stands in the light

Words freely spoken

Given

Like a promise of trust.

 

She learns about the stars

When “yes” is the answer

Divinity

Like the touch of friends.

 

The other learns about the sun

When they feel worthy of saying “yes”

Honesty

Like the secrets told in the halls.

 

She and the other learn about space

As the years pass and fade

Colorful

Like the world has told them secrets.

 

The other is beckoned to a far off world

Beyond the stars and moon

Smiling

Like the universe has more to show them

 

Because they have trusted in the universe

And the stars shall never leave them.

 

 

She is no longer young

The age leaving tracks near her eyes

Smiling

Like the sun upon their grave.

 

Because she has always opened up to the universe

And the sun has never been unfaithful.

 

She and the other meet again

Youthful and joyous and blinding

Loving

Like true friends and partners

 

Like sun and moon and stars. 

 

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