From Stardust To DirtYou were walking on the clouds,
Your toes covered in stardust,
When you fell through the trembling sky.
A scream burst through your strawberry caressed lips
And the knights and shining galaxies escaped from your skull.
You fell into the turbulent salty sea of the real world
And sank into the waters of despair,
But you didn't stay there.
You swam back up,
Lungs begging for a taste of sweet pure air.
They were filled with smog from the busy ships in the harbor.
And burned and pleaded as you took another painful breath,
Only to fill your crying lungs with more poisonous smog.
Your paddled your way to the splintery dock
And pulled yourself out the harsh ocean.
Naked and soaked to the bone,
You asked for help from unoccupied persons,
Who pretended to be industrious,
But they only gave you judgmental looks
And scuttled the other way.
You wandered through the confusing streets
Of the overly complicated metallic city,
Searching for a tree or a spec of color.
Or a glimpse of sugared hope.