The midnight hour gleams with the polished hope of a wistful, wishful girl, gazing at stars that would trace the edges of her magic if they could reach her.
But the window is shut and the curtains drawn. The silly dreams of of an immature mind are dismissed by the must-do’s and not-now’s of responsible adults who know better.
A dismissal she will know many times over, even from those who make promises through vows to cherish and through fingertip kisses and even through toe curling bliss.
That loneliness is a requirement, it seems. A right of passage into the realm of grown ups. Where the glitter of the night sky holds only the magic of sleep and where the moon speaks to no one but the wolves.
But you know the secret, don’t you? The sky isn’t where the magic lies.
It’s not in the clouds or the stars or the moon…
It’s right inside each and every one of us.
And the magic in your heart can only be dismissed if you let it.
I refuse your dismissal, cruel world.
I throw back the defeat of your drapes to glimmer, shine and light up all the darkest corners of the universe, right alongside my stars.
There is no goodnight in that magic. There is no dismissing me.