Sometimes, when I look out into a room,
or when I sit at a table,
I imagine tiny universes
sorta, spinning around.
I see them give and take,
smile and nod and reach,
as though they are trying to understand another world
vastly different from their own.
I understand this.
At times, I am the one who helps facilitate.
I am the one who keeps their glasses full
and their plates warm with food.
It is not the burden of Atlas that I carry,
but the weightlessness that comes
with noticing the invisible things
and the gravity of a new discovery.
I’ve always enjoyed space.
I love the mystery of other worlds,
which is why I love the mystery in you. As you.
This unknown galaxy swirling like the Milky Way
Don’t let this time go to waste.
You only have a few moments to be this connected
and to discover!
and to explore!
I remember watching the sun shine on your skin
How it glowed, and also its shadows,
the way it allowed me to stand in wonder
as I do always, when I stumble upon a world not my own,
a little universe
with its own fiery suns
as swirling stars.
there you are,
sitting and falling,
moving with intention,
all with a slight lean,
as different worlds do,
drifting into their own forever.