If To Touch A Star


If To Touch A Star 

i’ve done the math –
so close; i feel the drub,
swell of heartbeats; as one[two]
a parallel of light in my distant gaze

i’ve taken the leaps,
fell into bounds –
a night sky blurs with aches;
endless sweeps of searching,
manipulating the game of grief –

i’ve watched the infinite,
unanswerables write themselves
into your book –
the one you won’t let me read,
your answers tucked away
shaded in the permanency
infinity, destiny?

walking on an invisible plank,
held on dimensional waves –
looking down into Blackness,
the cold; a huddled self,
grabbing at pages tucked into the stars,
a library of foreverness
eyes scooping in the sounds,
a silent cry –
determinant of nothings flying off a shelf

dark matter of the mind,
still seeks a clue,
depths of stars
and parallels that bind two
infinitely close –
ever so far away


This was inspired by Victoria at dVerse. We were supposed to go through our drafts, older poems that had been lost or tucked away for whatever reason and edit it. I have many in my drafts, on my desktop, lurking in folders by year. From time to time I visit them and rebirth them. Sometimes I leave them hiding where they should be. 😉

I am afraid I could not edit myself enough!

This one spun into a completely different set of words, with a little of its life still in the mix. The original was titled “Are You There?” It spiraled me into space seeking the libraries of untold stories hiding in the heavenlies. It seems no matter how much I try to stay on earth I end up in space!

Here it is I am not sure if I was finished or not.

Leaps and bounds away from You, my lifetime searching to know if You are true.
Aching and crying through the night, beckoning for what is really right.

Blackness and cold a huddled self, wanting the pages to fly off the shelf.

Your book, Your reasons, Your answers to fill, My wondering mind,
Are You there? Muffled my thoughts …


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Sharing the twistings, and musings that twirl in my mind. Hoping others can relate, or at least enjoy... To know more about me personally you can visit my website at Mind Retrofit.
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24 Responses to If To Touch A Star

  1. annotating60 says:

    Soemtimes we find ourselves always lighter than air and gravity pays the price as we go spinning off.>KB

  2. claudia says:

    a library of foreverness, pages tucked into the stars…this for me is the part that carries the piece.. and not so bad to end up in space you know…smiles

    • I always envision heaven or some place that we end up to be like a unending library of past, present, and future… the pages are all tucked in the stars blank, some with words just beginning, ones that are filled to their end. I find great pleasure in that thought – that would be heaven to me.

  3. helpingu2bu says:

    My favorite line:
    i’ve taken the leaps,
    fell into bounds –

    Great job. I like it!

  4. I very much like your edit. You’ve given me an idea for a poem I’ve trashed that is long and a bit convoluted. I’ve tried rewriting it, but never thought of condensing it like this. Very effective edit.

  5. I just love this . . . emotional, dark and deep . . . a part of me connects with this.

  6. Cat says:

    Always a pleasure to read your poetry

  7. your answers tucked away
    shaded in the permanency
    infinity, destiny?

    You and I share a lot of coming up with a lot of words and challenging ourselves to the full limitlessness. 🙂

    I love it!

  8. Oh ya lost in your words that’s what i am ya!

  9. brian miller says:

    oo this is a cool rip, love the blend in of all the book sense…the infinite unanswerable writing themselves in the book…and the library of foreverness…cool stuff…

  10. margaret says:

    Honestly, I think the beautiful and eloquent fourth stanza can almost stand alone – and just about says it all beautifully.

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