Every twinkle you fall closer into the mountain,
while I open to receive your understanding.
Every blink of your shimmer you toss
into a neighbor’s yard,
while I meditate on your essence.
Every small flash appears to lower
your depths into embers,
while I listen for the vibrancy of love.
All sparkling dust that swirls at sunset
spreads jewels of emotion over my worn joints.
Stars, you belong here with such a great
showing of your presence, yet cast no
long shadows in my heart.