The Fable of the Starfruit

A drunken star fell from the sky
And looking nothing like the others,
He felt much relief in leaving

A drunken star fell into the trees
And the crickets, thinking him a God
Took him into their arms

A drunken star, engorged with heavy light
Looked down on the crickets, feeling
Unshapely, and rather green

He looked not like a star
But a cricket without any legs
And the crickets, thinking him a God,

Decorated him with many leaves
Offered him a cloak with magic sleeves
Quoth the crickets: we will be your legs.

*

A little lost girl fell from the sky
And feeling cold and uncertain,
She wept beneath the trees

A drunken star fell out of the branches
Fell right beside her, and glowed.
The little lost girl wiped her tears

And brushed them over the star
Which began to shine brighter.
The little lost girl, thinking it a gift from the Gods

Bit into it, hoping to find her home,
But beneath the glowing, green skin
Were constellations.

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