In Orbit

As I gaze into your eyes
I wrap the stars about my shoulders
Turn away and cry
Your beauty is more than I can behold
You snatched my breath away
I’m in a vacuum
Orbiting around you
Your gravity holds me close
Your overwhelming force pushes me away
Round and round I spin
Light and dark and light again
You are magnificent and glorious splendor
I am merely a ball of clay
Reflecting the glory of you
Your light rises and sets across my face
The cold quiet of atmosphere in my lungs
I’m weeping for fear
Turning on my axis
Your intense beauty sweeps through me
I will never find another like you
You are my most precious delight
Your name caresses my lips
Pull me in once more
I’m your satellite


tara caribou | ©️2019

36 thoughts on “In Orbit

  1. I like this …

    Orbiting around you
    Your gravity holds me close
    Your overwhelming force pushes me away

    But then I feel the need to say – either we are all just balls of clay, or nobody is just a ball of clay. I was a little confused about this – self worth even in full acceptance of my faults and failings is really important to me – or did I miss something?

    I did love analogies as V Pub commented … celestial is amazing …

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    1. I feel the need to explain the ball of clay analogy. Many times we refer to ourselves as bits of dirt. Such as, we come from dirt and to dirt we return. In my mind, that great love of the satellite’s heart is more glorious than a bright shining star (which is NOT clay but hot “burning” gases), at least in his/her eyes. And that’s all that matters.

      If I love someone, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about them. In my eyes they are beautiful and wonderful and lovely beyond compare. So the comparison here isn’t to showcase the “insignificance” of the satellite. But rather the wondrousness of the star.

      Thank you for bringing this up and discussing it! I appreciate your thoughts.

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