Shattered, splinters of midnight
caressing and glancing off skin.
White, frozen beams of moonlight
that spotlight two strangers dancing.
Electric blue, cutting through mist
as a small, fair hand is held near –
then a blinding flash as two lovers kiss
and a slow, gentle, ebbing of fear.
Eyes drawing near, then cutting like lasers
as tracks of tears melt on her face.
She can’t understand his inhuman phases.
He can’t understand her strange ways.
Then, like passing stars they orbit and leave
and their traces are hidden again.
He can’t live in an atmosphere where he can’t breathe
and she can’t bear his alien pain.
Close encounter with an alien feeling,
emotion built up – though they have no hearts.
A soul cut open, with no chance of healing,
their two worlds are drifting apart.
But memories record each tender moment
and they find that, someday, just by chance,
stars do collide and that supernova
activates a long-lost romance.