Lost on a Starless Sea
You showed me a place where willows leaned,
With fields of jade and kelly green,
You showed me rivers cool and slow,
Where dandelion wishes go.
Safe and warm,
I thought myself above such things,
And left in search of brighter springs.
A bigger, better place than ours,
Running off to follow stars.
But darling now that starlight’s dying,
I’m left here like a child crying,
A lifecraft lost on stormy seas,
Without the starlight guiding me,
And entirely alone.
There’s no more stars and it’s not yet day,
I feel my lifecraft drifting 'way,
Unseen thunder taunting me,
A child lost on starless sea.
And I'm afraid.
Please, just say we'll be ok,
We'll rendezvous on land some day,
Somewhere safe, where willows lean,
In fields of jade and kelly green.
Copyright © Olivia Culleton | Year Posted 2020
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