Sea Star in the Sand
Walking in the dessert, we saw a star.
“It’s a sea star” she said, and we smiled,
As the sand blew around us, and
The ocean felt farther than ever.
What kind of star do you think it is,
I asked, and immediately she smiled.
“A sea star that only comes once in
A lifetime” she said.
“A star from a secret ocean,
an ocean that when you look at it for
too long, it becomes sand. An ocean
that only exists in our world.”
What world is that? I asked her,
As the light of the star became
Brighter, and her smile became
Brighter, and I wished it to never end.
“A world where stars, stars made out
Of shells, brighten up the night.
And where bright stars make us
Forget, forget we are saying goodbye.”
All the bright stars make us smile,
I thought, but they are not in the
Sand. They are far, far from us. And they
Sleep under the sand at night.