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You Swallowed the Stars

Updated on June 7, 2011

Everything is dark now, as I stand beneath your gaze

Tears carve out their watery paths down my face

As though to flee from me… but I know where they go

To that city from which I am forbidden

My need for it is deeper than my need for light.

My body shakes beneath this empty sky

The stars are gone, and so I am lost…

I try to remember the sun, the moon,

The warmth of rays that sought my skin

But something is grasping at my throat

I cannot breathe, and I cannot see, fettered by your thoughts...

You swallowed the stars with your dark eyes, your dark heart

You make my soul cry to feel no more.

Silently I fall to me knees, beg for this to end,

For the sun and stars to reemerge and grace me with their hope.

Perhaps then I too would sail down those swift waterways

Awake to find myself in that city that is forbidden to me.

Could I pretend the darkness was peace?

Could I embrace the silence as being found?

There nothing would be unclear, no need to stumble and cut myself…

My body would praise this place formed from my tears.

Would welcome its solid knowing, so unlike the fragile parchment of my days

The city’s silence is its treasure, sought by me when all chances of joy were lost.

Now I look for it to welcome me... if only for a brief reprieve.


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      russiangypsygirl 7 years ago

      Thank you so much, Epigramman!! I am very happy to hear that you enjoy my poetry...

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      your words of poetic purity are just simply too beautiful for the stars the sun and the moon - you are a true child of nature and it's in your nature to move people with your words!