Swept the stars into my hands,
Saw radiant diamonds against
My lackluster flesh.
They nest against me, burrow inside,
‘Til they’ve blinked out of sight.
I’ll chance to let them enter
The carefully concealed
Corners of my heart,
Open to their clever little tricks.
Maybe their brilliance will bring
A glow to my skin and a fire in my eyes.
Sharp-witted and strong,
I’ll burn so much brighter,
Dream so much bigger
Captivate any who pass by,
With stars burning deep, down inside.