Look At The Stars
by Belinda Roddie
Look at the stars! I'd like to catch them with
a giant net and take them to the sea
where my home sits along the sand. I'll sift
through each of them and find one just for me,
to hang up in my room like a night light.
It cannot be too small, and not too dim,
but also, it can't be too big and bright,
or else I will be blinded. As I skim
my books, the star beam upon each word,
guiding me through each story that I read.
My mom says taking a star is absurd,
saying it must guide others still in need
of constellations in their life. I guess
I shouldn't put her worries to the test.