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Stars (by James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

the stars above feel like home
as they sparkle in this crisp Colorado night
tiny pins of light
in a blanket of cobalt and black sky
promises that darkness never wins
like diamonds
reflecting the light they contain
precious
and i look up in awe
and i blow my wishes into the wind
hanging on stars
counting them
watching their twinkle
my soul is full of stars
my arms
my neck
stars etched into my skin
promises reminded
that the darkness that once threatened me
didn't win

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