Wishing Like a Star


A million light years away from anything

Molecules swirl in a vacuum

Colliding and spinning



But something happens

The particles gather

Condense into a ball

And begin to shine


At first, the atoms struggle

To stick together

They move in different directions

And contradict each other


Eventually, unity prevails

Gravity holds them in cohesion

And for millions of years

They provide a constant, life-giving light


Time races on

The star begins to glow brighter still

It grows and then in a final blast



But that is not the end

The star leaves a mark

Forever changes

The universe


Molecules float about

Are pulled in by the dust cloud

Condense and illuminate

Brought to life by the remnants of the old

Given a purpose

By the path of the past


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