You stargazer
   up to your ankles
in leaf litter

   roots wrapped around stones
polished, muddled.

I am a star
   my shards shine like soft
scars desperate for dirt
drenched in depth
where you stare
I exist.

So empty, you’re filled
   so full, I explode
my crumbs, asteroids

pores emit air
betray inhumanity
soles of feet hover

lest I dive
caught underwater.

Iridescence opens gates
twists locks and
lifts weights

and breathes life

Explode daily
rise, sunshine and
stuff yourself

into a human shaped house.


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