Sonnet XIV – Fleur

17 July 2018

Night skies above me twinkling in splendour,
Trillions of photons that offered me life.
I yearned to be a star in the tender
Vault, no longer rooted in mortal strife.

Banished like inflamed Andromeda, I’m
To dance upon galvanised tendrils of light,
Pulsate through eons. A matter of time
‘Til energy creates cosmic playwrights.

I was torn from my dreams by calloused hands,
Flew through the pain of Freedom’s bloody heart
Heading in the back seat to foreign lands.
Indeed, life had stopped in order to start.

Stale apartment, fluorescent light above
Now just a pledge to unrequited love.

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