Lights Out

blue and purple galaxy of stars
Lights out now.
Time for your soul
to take flight.
Time for your
star, once bright,
to descend
from the sky,
slip into the ocean
where the end
touches the beginning,
when the beginning
touches the end.
Let the hands
that carry your
soul hold tight.
Let the shroud
that cradles your
body hold tight.
Lights out now.
Time to sleep
deep beneath
the earth’s shelter.
Take with you
the words unspoken,
the dreams undreamt.
Take with you
the memories bitter and sweet,
the love given and
the love withheld.
Lights out now.
Time for your
soul to  take flight,
time for your soul
to light a new star.
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