It was rather beautiful the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and chased away her fears the way a tail chases it's comet across a pitch-black sky. Her eyes became a galaxy and he could see the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones.
Check out the other poems in the "Bones" series! This poem was written in 2016.
Hit me with that difference between nodes and cores and processors, between being me and being sure. Tell me again how to calculate it, I missed the first time, don’t shout--
remind me the difference between comets and asteroids and meteors, and how computers and space are not the same because to me it’s all voids-- the Perseids could be anything as long as I get to watch something else burn as it falls.
Though you have only been here for a short while, you’ve shown me a glimpse of your wondrous mind. You made me see beauty in every speck of every mile, and I will always compare you to all the beauties I find.
I was once a Comet Racing through space in a blind fury Towards some unknown goal that was so much bigger than I That I stay trapped in an orbit so super massive Everywhere I go and everything I see becomes the first time I've seen it
I was once a Comet. My light burned so brightly everyone within hundreds of thousands of miles could see And they watched as I accelerated with joy and pride in their hearts Making wishes and hoping the universe grants it
I was once a Comet And because I was unable to see myself I believed them when they said I was on fire That I was some ever burning torch Destined to give my light for millennia.
I was once a Comet And as I traveled, my mass decreased Bits of stone and ice were lost as my stardust began to strike stagnant meteors and debris I began to slow My light became dim
I no longer receive the wishes of the people. Their cries of pride and joy are a ghost to me now A shadow of a phantom
I no longer feel the warmth from my travels And as my light fades And I blend into the eternal, ever stretching black sheet that is our universe I will always remember I was once a Comet.