Forever Bright

Even behind the
Darkest clouds
The sun shines
Bright as ever
And, even in
The darkest heart
Spirit shines bright forever

Brilliant Star

Like bone buttons
on a dark blue velvet vest
we stood out with depth
As brilliant stars on a moonless night
danced across the conciousness
One tiny speck, all bright and blue
whirled and twirled
with uncommon shyness and innocence
And complete disregard
of looks askance
or references to misbehavior
For all her beauty
and heartfelt love shone
far brighter than the rich
depth of her worldly experience