Exaltation No. 1

wrapping the stars around my shoulders
I hear you call my name
weeping, I turn away
for even the mere thought of
your countenance gazing at me
I am weak, I am small

your beauty, more than I can behold
you snatched my breath away
I’m in a vacuum
orbiting around you
my path set, unalterable
gravity holds me close

‘round and ‘round I spin
light, dark, dark, light

you, oh glorious splendor, are magnificent
I, merely a lump of clay
drawing from your strength
reflecting your radiance
you exhale the cold quiet of atmosphere
filling my lungs, giving voice to my song

your light rises and sets upon my face
I’m weeping for fear
spinning on my axis

your intense beauty sweeps over me
beyond me, through me
I will never find another like you
you are my most precious delight
your name caresses my lips

over my shoulder, I steal a glance
then pulling the stars tighter
I fall deeper in love

tara caribou | ©️2023

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