Plane Lights & Satellites
written by: Allyson Lyon
Beneath the stars, I had wanted to tell you
That I loved you.
To this day, I don’t know if it was romantically, or
Just as friends,
But the feeling had been overwhelming to
Just say it.
But I knew how you felt about those three words
So even as they burned down my throat back to the
Pit of my stomach.
I didn’t utter a thing.
I just stared into that vast space above our heads, a
Swirling, melting vortex
Of stars and planets and worlds we’d never know.
Plane lights and satellites.
I stayed silent, matching my breath to yours for comfort.
I wondered if there was at least one other universe
In this world.
Because maybe we’d end up together there.
Maybe you’d survive that one.
But would it be as beautiful as that night?