Star Falling Softly. ~ Jes Wright

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Star Falling Softly

We make words
seem alive with our whispers
like smoke at the edge of a clearing,
drifting over the tips of pines
swallowed by nightfall.
Stars dotting deep in the dark
like me,
in the dark,
wondering how did I fall
like a star,
like a fly
into a Venus Flytrap,
swallowed alive for awhile,
until I found my wings
were still beating,
pulsing against the insides, so
that when she opened again,
I flew out,
back to the stars,
creating my own constellation
for you to recognize
the next time
a shooting star streaks through the sparkling dots
into the darkness
where you sit.


JesWrightJes Wright loves being barefoot, taking deep breaths of orange blossoms while doing yoga,  and finds nature in even the most urban spaces. She is an adventurer, enjoying the acts of painting, writing and playful mindfulness in her mostly uncharted journey between northern California and upstate New York, and back again. Jes holds an MA in Individualized Studies (Creative Nonfiction) from Goddard College where she learned the power of Transformative Language Arts. Currently, she’s working on a novel, a poetry chapbook, and being an ever present diplomat for those with Asperger’s. Her writing may be found at elephant journal and on Facebook. 

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