That Star There
That star there,
that's who you are.
A display of light and beauty
a show of life not to be undone.
A dazzler among dazzlers,
completely ordinary among them all.
The light is all show you see,
it burned out long ago.
What you see now is a shallow echo
A time delayed play.
That sea is sparkling with life
Cold and dead, empty and alone.
"Yes," I repeat to myself,
"That's who you are."
A moments' idleness before looking again.
Too late, the star has melted into obscurity.
Back now to that thing they call life;
My path without stones,
My song without lyrics,
My story without hero…
to the empty room I return…unannounced.