So like one of my other poems, I wrote the middle section of this poem first and then a long time later, wrote the beginning and end, so it kind of feels like it doesn't flow and there are different tones throughout. But also like other poems, I'm getting sick of staring at it and trying to edit it so I decided to just publish it as it is and hope for the best.
Science taught me
that webs of atoms connect us
to all time and space
and that energy is never created or destroyed,
but simply transformed.
So on clear moonlit nights
I used to lie against the earth's skin
and let the starlight bathe my body,
as I thought about
human souls and minds and bodies.
Ashes to ashes, and we
were born from stardust –
from the explosion of colliding meteors,
when the earth was first created
and it rained from the heavens.
Souls made of flames
and love in our veins
and sometimes the human condition
is simply the understanding
that we are more than just human beings;
we are something more infinite.
We are the sun and the moon
and the light from
every distant planet,
and we are every galaxy in between.
We are stars that exploded
and nebula that collapsed.
Twisted between the strands
of our very DNA are the
secrets of the universe.
So darling please remember:
it's not the weight of the world
on your shoulders,
it's the strength of the universe
in your bones.