the glow-in-the-dark balloon
floating its way up into the night sky?
It took its place among the stars until it
It’s latex bits never making their way back home
getting caught in the frenzy of the atmosphere. If I were a child,
I would have cried.
But they say I’m just too old for that. So I keep
a salt water ocean
behind my eyes
will one day find
its way // home again.