cosmic girl


Round and starry eyes watch, unblinking, 

And catch my reflection in places unexpected 

In the pallor of a half-moon and in telescopes 

When I'm alone I can see myself perfectly. 

I'm a comet hurtling through space, pieces breaking off and crumbling  

With every planet that I pass I lose more of myself 

But I forge on, leaving this dusty trail behind.  

Without makeup I can see myself perfectly, pulling the hair away from my face 

A mouth that does not speak 

Bigger than any galaxy, stretched farther than we can see 

Still, I have traveled a long way to see this eroded cosmic anomaly, these craters;  

When it crashes finally you will see me the way I see myself.


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