Sometimes I feel like I’m walking on mars…

Sometimes I feel like
I’m walking on mars,
out here under
a million stars.

Life as I once knew it
just doesn’t exist;
the air is similar
still, my questions persist.

Infinite considerations
light up the midnight sky,
wonders aplenty
yet not a single answer why.

The intrigue alone
steals my breath away;
if only I could harness the stars
I might find my way.

© 2022 Michelle Cook


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Something just for me

My heart will forever feel heavy,
but my head will always remain free
because I’ve chosen a different path now,
something just for me.

And I know there will be some,
who will never quite understand,
but I only have this one life here,
and the journey is mine to command.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


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