i was among the shining stars
in the infinite universe.
i drifted undetermined,
gazed and gawked at,
i was an asteroid.
craters were built
into my cold rocky surface.
the closest i ever got to a blazing star
i was spinning out of control.
rapidly thrown off of nothing,
but the second we collided
i felt my biggest crater's birth.
i felt myself chip away,
strewn into the opposite direction.
i felt flames licking my rocks.
i was plummeting away
towards the water residing
on your earth.
your gravity pulled me like
nothing i've ever felt before.
dressed in heat,
i sank into your atmosphere,
becoming an incandescent meteor.
i broke through layers and layers of you
and watched the glistening stars
slowly become a million twinkling dots.
my attraction to touch
liquids i've never felt, grew.
as i broke into pieces,
guilt formed a new crater within
when i burned through your clouds.
i felt like i was getting rid of your stars;
trying to replace them with myself.
and i feared that that is what
you thought of me.
i am a meteor sailing through your sky
about to make home in your waters
and i only thought
the damage i was doing
immediately as i hit your water
some sort of relief embraced me.
maybe it was just that i had landed
and now i was with you.
i sank down deeper being
swallowed by a familiar darkness.
you made me into a meteorite,
but i looked like all the other rocks
settled around me.
i feared that i was just led right back to
you were something beautiful
when compared to the
stars i was with.
now i can't see them.
your water cleansed me,
rounded me off.
i lost the craters that defined me.
it makes me wish i floated aimlessly
once again, where i could collide
with shimmering stars.
and form new craters as i watched
you from a distance.