What is immortality? asked one angel of the others fluttering into conundrum. The question caused a collective silence that lasted for what seemed an eternity. In that time the existence of man came and went, the stars reversed their course, and once again an infant opened its eyes. The guardians watched over this delicate life emerging, so innocent, so vulnerable to the dangers and infinite possibilities. Cries from its lungs made them wistful, praising the consummate miracle of birth. I have the answer, said one of the angels: A light in which the stars become you.
Excerpt from Light-Years in the Dark: StoryPoems (see more)