starry night

The stars keep me company

In the dead of night,

For they are dead too;

Ghosts of galaxies,

Cemeteries of civilizations

Never known;

And so I whisper my secrets to them,

Knowing they are gone,

And by the time my words reach them,

I will be too. 

users

I have no trust
For people who use others;
Actors of affection
With counterfeit currency
Used for comfort,
For validation,
For release–
How long
Until you are the lemon,
Juiced from the inside out;
Skin tossed aside.