crash i break into a million pieces
burning for all the world to see
a fire slowly growing larger
until pain takes over fear and
who i am is who i'll be.

just like the stars my pain is beautiful.
just like the stars my fire is bright.

(the apparent magnitude is greater than the sun's)

nuclear fusion in my core,
a lifelong fight against gravity
illuminates my fire more and more
until the final day of my life.

(one can only shine so bright before they
crash and burn for the last time.)

…it reminds me of the saying, "the light
at the end of the tunnel might just be an
oncoming train."

it's brightest right before it hits.
then crash and burn you're gone.

that's what life feels like today.