she unraveled the universe on a smoky july night, while fireworks crackled through the atmosphere and suffocated the stars.
(she claimed they were like meteors, only sixty-two million times less ambitious.)
she was a girl with rainbows in her hair and oceans in her soul, but she swore she didn't belong here on earth. she'd found her faith in the heavens and promised that someday she'd dwell just beyond sight of the human eye.
(she dreamed of becoming a supernova, but she'd settle for a satellite.)
she said she'd be the one who found the life on mars, but until then, she'd just have to work on finding her own.