Poetry Thursday–I Know Stars Taste Like Lemons

Hello, I’ve returned!

I hope you’re all doing well.  🙂

I’ve actually had a really good day today myself, despite the weeping clouds dusting my city in a light drizzling rain.  (Was that sentence over the top?)

Anyways, I have a poem about the stars, inspired by the glow-in-the-dark stars I put all over my ceiling.  They keep falling and startling my roommate and me, and of course I was inspired to write a poem.

Though … it’s less about stars on the ceiling, and more about lemons …

You’ll see what I mean when you read it.  Haha. 🙂

I Know Stars Taste Like Lemons

I want to wear the stars on my skin,
to let them dance across flesh—
my flesh as they do night skies.
I want to share their beauty
& fragility.
The stars are beautiful
because they could
fall
at any moment.

I want to wear the stars on my skin,
to light the way for those
following dreams
searching for kings & Neverland
in places that can only be seen in
the absence of the lemon flavored star called

Sun.

I want to wear the stars on my skin.
let me shine like I am meant to
& I promise to dazzle you
not by being part of a constellation
but by sewing light
into myself
when all I can see is darkness
for miles around.
life doesn’t give you lemons—
she gives you the seeds
to plant lemon trees
& the thread to sew
your own cloak of stars

Alright!  What did you think?

I wrote half of this before I fell asleep, then finished it today, but I think the half-asleep state I started it in made this poem more interesting.  But I’m probably biased.

Have a lovely day!

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