Saturn:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

'Planet' Series

The silence,
It sings and sighs overhead.
A lilac sunrise turns us to silhouettes,
Echoes of who I was,
Who I am.

I wish I had the same heart
As all of the stars that you compared me to;
How the light continues,
Even after death.

Constellations in the sky,
Carving the patterns into my knuckles.

Universes and nebulae spread into my throat, 
Down to my stomach, and into each bone, marrow of my bone,
Blood in my vein,
Traces of calcium in my blood.

You told me once, to not forget to breathe.
But it was never that simple,
I think my lungs collapsed under all of the stardust you left behind,
You encircled me,
wrapped around me like a shell,
Told me I was your pearl.

I could only reflect what you had,
And now the universe grows dark,
As you light begins to fade.


Submitted: December 06, 2015

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