Stars are the sun's stubborn children
that broke off piece by piece
burning up too fast
in their quest to be independent.
Some will lose their way among the angry asteroid
and others, mere children, will smash
themselves to dust
on the surface of dead worlds.
Some will reach the home of men,
and warm wet cheeks.
Some find vengeance and burn the eyes
of their admirer
or scorch their home because they have none.
Spiteful, beautiful energy lighting the cold, dark
Running at impossible speeds.
Trying to find its way back home.
Matthew Wilson, 29, is a UK resident who has been writing since small. Recently these stories have appeared in Beyond Centauri, Starline Poets Association and Carillon Magazine. He is currently editing his first novel.