Tips on Catching a Falling Star

By Serena Futch

 

You too must be swift and light on your feet
Dancing through the night’s air, racing with
Arms and hands stretched out before you
You must zig-zag trying to guess where
The star might choose to land, will it be
On a dewy field, or crowded forest or raging river


Once it is close to earth you must act fast
To grab it or it shall fall tumbling to the ground
Shattering, leaving behind little but your
Crestfallen face as you slowly walk home
But if you are lucky enough to catch
A falling star you must cradle it close to your body
For these beautiful out of the world things are fragile
Cradle it, cradle it close