having forgotten their own light,
she covered them in stars,
leaving the darkness a tiny bit brighter.
feeling pleased she had done so,
and sad she had needed to,
she turned to her own self
and lay stars gently in her hair.
'it's okay they can't see you,' she whispered.
'i do. and i love you.'
the tears flowed.
the stars shone.
and she turned back to her world.