Standing in the starlit rain
watching heat wash off my skin
stardust dancing here and then
listening to the world spin
Twirling through a night’s cold arms
plated gold and glimmering white
with light from all the stars afire
shielded from the world’s spite
Listening to the starlit rain
tapping at my window pane
hearing footsteps drawing near
and opening my eyes.
Legs up close under my chin
fingers curled and layers thin
I let the stars wash off my skin
I begin again
I am whole again
I find the strength to live
©2016 Sam Oliver (Eris)
It’s been so long I think I forgot how to write. Well no, I haven’t, obviously. But I’ve been lazy lately, and that has been weighing down on me. I realize I don’t have much connection to home besides my writing and the occasional call, and I don’t have much connection to my old friends from the community college except for my writing… and my writing has been utterly dormant, so I’ve had no connection at all for over a year.
But I think now I have the strength to start writing again.
And I think now I have the strength not to stop. But here’s to a new year, and here’s to new life and new hope, and here’s to all of the people who have helped me get as far as I have and live as long as I have. Love out to absolutely everyone.
Cheers and <3s,