Everywhere I turn
Is something shining in the sun
Like a diamond
Like a pearl
A speck of life or love or fire
Catches my eye
Catches my breath
My heart runs off and takes me with it
I try to follow and keep the pace
I go left
I go right
A merry-go-round lost in the stars
Lights keep flashing in my brain
I singe my wings
The flame tastes sweet
Oh, look! Another!
I shatter in a million pieces
Sent across the universe
For if I were to remain whole
Those shiny things would steal my soul.
Also published on Medium.