we star. / hard to imagine that those dots of light are boiling suns in all their glory / maybe it's the same with passion / burning white-hot and angry, but too far away for most to see / estrella, estrella, are your ghosts visible? / or are they hidden in the vacuum of space? /
we constellation. / yes, we network, we connect / embroider your soliloquies into my skull /and yet betelgeuse mocks me from orion's shoulder/ why can't i glow blood-red for all to see / i long for the comradery that his belt seems to have / estrella, how does it feel? / where does that leave me? /
we nebula. / i collect your remains and bury them beneath quasar tombstones / estrella, pen your will with hydrogen and i'll lick the envelope shut with helium / your interstellar starbursts make me gasp with glee / nurse your children to health, estrella, and leave them to die in galaxies afar / how can you breathe when the space dust suffocates me? /
we supernova. / estrella, knock me back a trillion steps with your shock wave / let the fury build up in your core / raging, rampaging, falling in / save yourself, estrella, and swallow those in your path / and do so for all of eternity / compact your majesty into absence / why am i still chasing you? /
I know this doesn't mirror a star life cycle properly, but I had fun writing it! Shout-out to efflorescence for inspiring the section titles!