"Starman" - Elsa Russo




"Starman" - Elsa Russo

I woke in the middle of night
Because I thought I heard a cry

                           Don’t worry
                           It was just a star exploding in the sky

I saw a snowy white owl on a traffic cam
And called out your name
You knew didn’t you?

                           Don’t fret
                           It’s just a gathering of the soul
 
I saw a jeweled skull
Held up in effigy

I said, this will be the last we see of him

And you knew didn’t you?

                           Don’t make a fuss
                           It was our last debt that had to be paid

I whispered prayers over the dying

In rhyme and harmony

Never knowing that I was

                           Don’t grieve for me
                           I had the best time anyone ever could

I woke in the middle of the night
Because I thought I heard a hole punched through the sky

                           Don’t worry
                           It was just a Starman returning home