I blaze a trail like the rays from taillights
Sound shaking the ground like earthquakes hail might
Someday I’ll die but not tonight
Excuse me while I light up the sky…
Same faltering cycles, none so tumultuous
Days shrouded by clouds of cumulonimbus
Candy floss skies eaten away by falling rains
A nuanced ray of sun I can no longer sustain
So why won’t you just light up the sky
For me, steal another with your sighs
Show me the world when my attention
Wishes to be far from ennui detention
I used to taste sweet stars dancing on my skin
But they’ve all blinked out to dark noughts now
Woe is me, and to the midnight sky I shall cling
Lost and floating like an empty vessel of sorrow
So won’t you simply light up the sky
For me, when I’ve no tears left to cry
Show me the universe when my soul
Wishes to be a scorned lump of coal
Yet dear, these are but mere amorphous shadows
What have you left in yourself to fight them back?
If I hurt myself on a thorn, would I blame the rose?
If I wound up missing, is it the forest’s own attack?
So why won’t we just light up this dark sky
To be this hazy planet’s new guiding lights
Show them the path when their condescension
Beats their senses back into a faux contradiction
But dear, the sun and moon tire of rising daily too
Can’t you feel their candescent hearts oscillating?
Will our coalesced illumination see them through?
Shall we leave them in their humble tapestry’s resting?
Dear, why won’t you and I just already light up the sky?
When crepuscular affinities arrive, they cometh descry
Let’s bask in our astral pains, let it be our fetid oxygen
And tomorrow let rejuvenated cosmos rise once again.