infinite 

That pit in your heart 

A heart that beats 

But is falling apart 

An icy gap

Like a hole that’s punched 

On a shrivelled piece of paper 

Cannot be ever filled 

It goes deep 

And deeper it gets 

With every drop 

Of tear you shed 

For people who 

Once bones and blood 

But they say

Are now stars

So you try

As the years roll by 

To cover the void 

With twigs and petals 

Of love and joy 

So when you look up 

At the starry sky 

You don’t wish upon 

A falling star

But can smile

To the one 

That smiles back. 

-Namrata