Cassidy T. // ACROSS THE STARS: A LOVE LETTER TO A LOVE THEME FROM STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES

You tell of burning stars falling

and devouring

each other

alive.

You, are sweet and haunting.

 

Your melody begins on a minor sixth

up, then a tri-ple-let down.

It is the oboe against

the rustling starscape of strings until

they claim the song for themselves

with the cascade of a harp.

 

You are the story of sweeping

love that burns galaxies

whole, punctuated with sighs and brass

warnings.

 

You rise and fall as naturally

as chests with breaths, with more

grace and art than water claiming its stain

on a sandy shore.

 

Your triplets are as steady as the turn

of a galaxy around a single soul.

 

I have never quite managed the art of

pinching into an audience’s mind

and drawing a shard of their heart out.

Yet you

 

you do it every,

every, every, time.

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