Oh we were lost

All pushed and pulled

Shaken down through shafts of light

On curves of the wind

Destined, forever

To tumble through space between here and the stars

To live and let rain.

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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.

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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.