Starlit Scars


Be careful, when you go out,
Into the night.
Take great care...

The stars;

They may turn their eyes upon you,
And blaze down upon your
Unprotected
heart.

Close your eyes, hide them.
Their beauty, it cuts like a knife;
I should know.

A clarity, a bright piercing of the soul;
You will not soon forget.
You will never truly heal.

Do not deal lightly with the stars,
Dear one.
I know.
I bear bright scars;
I will never be free of their light.
Turn your eyes back to the safe places,
The places under the earth.
Hide your heart and your treasure deep.
Do not let your eyes be filled with
Starlight.
 


- Primula