Last night, you bared your soul to me,
dark clusters of dust and swirls,
infrared blues and oranges,
they’ve never seen a beauty like you.
Life with an asterisk, the pros and cons
of leaving this all behind and coming with me,
the footnote of a new life,
moving on towards a better future.
A better now.
To you, constellation in my sky,
the charts and figures were no match for you.
The plans and calculations,
the overthinking and the worrying —
I stood a chance after all.
Rachael Matthews is a senior Creative Writing major at Stephen F. Austin State University.
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