Star Sisters

star sosters © 2014 heather rhodes studio petronella all rights reserved

My Sisters sparkle as Stars
In the wide, big-dipper’d sky

A clear and constant shower
Of raw & honest reflections
That fall like answered prayers
Into my open hands

My heart knows how
To decipher the code
To graciously receive the gift,
Just as surely as my lips know
The kiss of a lover

Approached from just the right angle,
They sing like larks
In the summer meadow…

Sometimes I stumble; thinking
Surely they speak not to me…

And always,
The reflection I would reject
Becomes the first to widen
My heart

Tucking my reluctance into
The pocket of my dress
That bears a hidden tear,

I walk on, 
Humming a heartfelt song
Of gratitude
For my
Sisters in the Sky

words & image © Heather Rhodes at Studio Petronella