A sonnet originally written for my main characters, Livia and Will.
How bright my world could be, if in your hand
I place my own! But fear will fiercely pound,
as quickly as my heart upon the sound
of words so dear from lips I understand.
Your shimmer leads to grief as fine as sand.
And if the lights connect across the ground,
the constellation Truth will then be found.
I can not stand too close to stars on land.
Without a glow, what then will come of night?
How can I find my way through streets so dim?
If not with you beside me as I tread—
companion to my soul, my eyes for sight—
there is no sun or moon; the path is grim.
Our fingers touch; the stars inflame ahead.