When feel like I have nowhere to belong to –
I must remember that I belong to myself.
They are a universe –
uninhabited by any other creature.
Only the cells of dinosaurs
and distant galaxies have called me home.
But in this life
I rule them alone.
My life is my kingdom,
my body my planet.
My reign shall be long and golden,
as long as I look towards the light.
Even in darkness,
I will glow,
burning the borrowed embers
that breathe and live all on their own.
I am responsible for this soul.
For as long as we both shall live.
© Amelia Isabel
Photo credit: Kevin Cole