I remember when you asked me



To watch the stars with you.


The night was on fire, emblazoned with meteors,

Though I stood there shivering


Like a sailor lost in a sea

That was falling around him.


A million lifetimes were lived

On the balcony that evening,


Watched by a cosmos that said,

“this is yours, and yours together.”


You stood there dazzling,

Like a girl with the universe


Woven between her fingertips;

Like a girl in Vienna once held


Eternity on a balcony on a cool

Summer night like this one.


You looked at me and I melted

At the supernova of you


Because I knew that if I stared too long

I’d start to believe in the heliocentric nature of us:


You were destined to be my star,

Always pulling me towards your orbit.



-JC