I was starstruck tonight,
Mesmerized by black ink skies,
With coffers of diamonds,
Huge carats and sparkling chips.
Held me hypnotized and I fantasized,
Do you see what I see?
Where are you tonight, as I stare above?
I wish upon that star bright,
Let it bring you only love,
And peaceful joy this night.
copyright Es-tee Miller
“We create the illusions we need to go on. And one day, when they no longer dazzle or comfort, we tear them down, brick by glittering brick, until we are left with nothing but the bright light of honesty. The light is liberating. Necessary. Terrifying. We stand naked and emptied before it. And when it is too much for our eyes to take, we build a new illusion to shield us from its relentless truth.”…..Libba Bray