A Solitary Star
A barren sky,
A solitary star.
Thoughts that the space couldn’t contain
And feelings the heart couldn’t;
The wet grass felt home
To the aching back
That had hunched over hugged knees
Rocking the mind to the calmness yearned,
Hiding the unmasked face
Of smudged kohl and red eyes
Of quivering lips and pale cheeks.
Vivid dreams and society’s realities;
She didn’t understand why they clashed
Why were they contrasts.
She lay there on the endless acres of wet grass
Under the endless sky
As the solitary star twinkled.