celestial sphere

by amy sharp


Of all the things that are happening to me
and let's be honest, things are happening to me
like fire and there is only one small window for me to jump from
angels fly and humans fall
how the stars are always in the sky
& we just can't see them as the sun is pouring over us
what if I'm a star and you can't see me 
all this heat and light will change and die someday
what if you are the sun and you only know how to burn me

A long time ago someone took a marker and connected the freckles and moles across my back into a beautiful map of constellations. I never forgot what it looked like in a mirror. I meant to get a tattoo and make it mine forever.