Constellations and winter planets. ( Scavnger Hunt # 5)
Paper boats in the day
sparklers at night
hugs and kisses, sweet memories…
each like a star in the sky.
Hugs that felt warm
smiles that charmed,tender in the cocoon of my breast
some twinkling stars, others just lying around
like winter planets, treasured, untouchable.
And when the stars cry and the ground turns white
with their tears, I reach into my treasure chest
and gather them around my soul; not an overwhelming
presence for others,
but my own constellations nevertheless!
Zakiah Sayeed Ali. January 2016.