Oh we were lost
All pushed and pulled
Shaken down through shafts of light
On curves of the wind
To tumble through space between here and the stars
To live and let rain.
Now we fall to earth, all burning stone
All lies and dust and mercury
Light pulled from our irises
Burns laid bare.
So we clutched at reality
Temporary, disposable, tissue-thin
Watched it sink through our fingers
Writhing, fragile beams.
And so we turned porcelain, falling ourselves
Beneath planets spinning, ricocheting
Beneath the heaviest sky
To lie in the dust
Shattered to jagged diamonds
Red earth swept over
The sting of the rain.