I’m sitting on top of a ladder, balanced on the rung
gazing down at the world.
Stars are beaded into my hair
and moon dust glitters on my cheeks.
My clothes are patched with space junk
and I’ve tired myself out signing to the satellite
that I don’t want to come down.
They’ve asked me to move, to go back
to earth and mingle with the life once more.
I don’t want to risk my health – there’s a plague
of humans itching to infect me.
To ask me, to corrupt me.
Even Hades has no time for that.