Who is that that is touching the top of my head
sprinkling pure wonderment and reckless joy
down from the dark above?
Is it the spirits of precious loved ones from the past
or is there something hiding behind the stars
beyond all the life I have known?
My heart has been touched
by many flashing sprites
affecting my thoughts
ranging from cloudiness and heartbreak
to enchantment and rapture.
I have followed my path wherever it takes me
on winding roads
off jagged cliffs
into the welcoming ocean
through dense forests
only to remember that I'm never really alone
only to notice the same stars following me over my head
sometimes tricky and rearranged
sometimes right where I left them
but none the less always there
illuminating the way.
I am grateful to each and everyone of them.
Never wanting a thing to be different
regardless of my regrets
and they are real
and they are more than a few
and they are mine.
So thank you stars for your lessons
and thank you dark for holding me while I wait for the light
and thank you sprites and spirits
and to all that have touched my crown
and held my hand
for without you
there would be
no me to wonder.