there it stands
sky high
in the night

giving me
permission to shine
with the light
of a thousand faces
when I am full
and brim with life

reminding me
to never be ashamed
that the dark
may change my shape
and cause me to look
less to those
looking outside

promising me
that anything we lose
is only there to teach
us how to let go
so when it is time
we too can rise