on a carefree night long ago

by mandaceehb

riding the night on wheels

deciphering stars like

alphabet pasta scattered across

a midnight carpet

wind kissing our hair

treading unseen terrain as

gears click in tandem with

silently moving feet

you tell me about coloured stars you used to

see in your homeland

back when the world cherished

darkness over light

voice rising and falling like the

gentle ebb of faraway waves

imprinting on the sand their

very own story