The Copper Core of Stars

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” (Carl Sagan)

Riding atop a moonlit wave
reality appeared in a flash
that lit up the night sky

sudden illumination
moment of creation
in the pure light of love

it touched a place deep within
where I sensed trace elements
assemble and conceive

and I saw the face of my soul
in the birth of perfection
reflecting in a mirror of fire,

the copper core of stars


co-written with my dear friend Lorrie Bowden