Stars and dirt
We live between the stars and the dirt;
A little of both sticks to us.
On our best days,
We share the sky’s reflected light, sparkle,
Dance and embrace all that life can mean.
But we also stand in the dust of this world
And some of it stays with us.
How could it not?
Tiny grains of doubt
Come between us and those we love.
We trudge through the mud
Of work we never thought would fall to us.
Sometimes the weight of everything
Absorbs our uncertain strength,
Makes us feel the light has gone out.
But we live between the dirt and the stars
So, however long the clouds linger,
We know that one evening soon
The stars will light the heavens
And we will turn to dance again