free to move
between earth and sky, playing
among the stars,
never once considering the positions
of the sun and moon in relation
to my to-do list.
Free to read as long as I wish
without getting sleepy,
lounge on the beach
or among the trees and birds,
talking to the flowers.
I want to create
a safe place
for anyone who has ever felt lonely
or stupid or lost or afraid
and show them what it’s like to feel accepted
and seen and heard and important.
I’ll teach them to shine
like supernovas, bright for eons
after they’ve exploded.
Elena Lucia Perez is a Mexican-American writer from Los Angeles who works as a video editor by day and spends her nights watching live theatre or curled up with a good book. She is the managing editor of The Metaworker Literary Magazine and likes dragons, Kandinsky, puns, and photographing nature.