Appeared out of nowhere

They came from every direction

Erupted through surfaces

And dove from blackened skies

They sprouted from bushes

And house plants and drains

Shot through cracks in the walls

And out of woven sheets

The stars, they blossomed

They penetrated every inch of my body

Took over my eyesight

Even when my eyes were shut tight

The stars fell like waterfalls

Darted to the abyss like fireworks

on New Year’s Eve


The stars appeared

Like blankets of lifetimes

Before my own existence

Beyond my own existence

I existed only

      in this moment

A moment of time

Where my body was no longer

Flesh nor bone, nor blood

Not breath

Just pure ecstasy, and stars