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And Even Stars Die


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the end of the day
arrives exhausted

do you look into the faces of others
who surround you
if they let you in

don't we all have something
which keeps us apart
separated and separates us from coming together
the strain of daily cares
one has to buttress oneself
against the shock and awe
of daily life

couldn't it all be simpler
we do so complicate matters

couldn't we chose to just relax
breathe

glance up from the ground
take a wider look around
notice birds, flowers, clouds in the sky
the newness of Spring or of anything
let our smiles creep into our faces
in spite of ourselves

yet
here we are
with our elaborate masks
sunglasses to hide who we really are
the fact our eyes don't match our expressions

our clothes, manners and expectations
frustrations
a panoply of uniform disguises
put-ons
smoke signals and distractions
from any real interactions

and how our dreams are not yet realized
and time seems wasted on us

forget that we are all made
of the same stardust
and in the end,
how even stars die

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and also by this writer Melissa A Howells
and also for this site title
Meloo Straight from her Tilt-a-World
March 11 2017 5:15pm PST

directly to the page/edited later
re-edited March 13th, 2017 4am.





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