Our Storybook Sky

I found myself walking on my familiar journey 

surrounded by a great darkness 

that encompassed my winding path.


I kept my usual pace until by happenstance

I gazed skyward   

 beyond the stubble and dips and crevices

of my ordinary life,

finding myself bathed and gathered upward 

 into the mystery of the Milky Way.


One solid glance

and everything changed.

A strange door opened within

the secret chambers of my soul.

A shift, a reflective awareness, seized me.

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