from the stars to here

Piece by piece 

pieces of my soul, my being – a galaxy swirling into being 

this cloud of rainbow light

and i was like “huh? what’s happening to me?!” 

but i knew despite the discomfort that it was good

smiling faces with outstretched hands as i took my first steps

i didn’t know what to say so i just laughed, a chant upon the wind

my voice echoed to millions through the ages and once i blinked at you, you knew i knew what you knew

yes, little child, you are here now. don’t you see?

oh yeah, i do! i recognize this place but you’re new to me. who are you?

that’s a good question. i’m not sure that i know the answer but what i do know is that i can protect you, love you, comfort you — and i can show you some cool things too.

like what?

ah, but you gotta wait, gotta be patient…

even though it’s hard? 

even though it’s hard.

well i like it here anyway. i think it’s beautiful.

do you?

i made a star just for you. ee that one there? that is my gift to you for bringing me here.

…i’ve gotten a star as a gift before..

but you should know that i’m here to protect you and love you and comfort you and teach you too. i can do that even though i’m new here.

i don’t know what to say…

i meant to tell you a secret! 

what is it?

you know… you’ll know…

ohhhhhhhh

see now we have a secret together!

yes, we do!

the embrace that followed told me everything 

it told me who i was and where i’ve been 

it quieted every sadness i’ve ever held onto

shhh

it’s quiet time now

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