Virginia Bates

Why do you go away?
So that you can come back.
So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors?
And the people there see you differently, too?
Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
You make me feel special when you’re here.
When you leave you take all my happiness with you.
I shouldn’t need you and I don’t.
I can get through the day with or without you.
But I know you always come back
A never-ending cycle of day and night
You are in between as you rise and set
Never too long but never too short
A symbol for life
A symbol of peace
A symbol everyone feels
A star as you are
Start and being to be…