When she was young
Love whispered in her soul.
Promises made in secret,
a life just beginning to unfold.
Dreams cast out into a sea of stars,
lighting her path into the World
which beckoned her to trust
all that it had to give,
asking only in return
all that it could take.

Her heart was fixated
on Love alone,
and she followed completely,
experiencing each moment
as she had imagined it would be.
But years hastened and Love deserted her.
She awakened to the World.
Her eyes which had been rendered blind,
now open to the cost she had paid
as ransom for her dreams.