When it happens to you the stars will come down
flood down through the top of your head –
their light will fill you up completely.

You will walk vibrating through the dark of a soft summer night
in and out of shadows – past tents strung with lights –
men and women laughing and singing.

You will pass a few people in the dark.
You love them instantly and completely –
star’s light shining on them all.

You will lie wide awake all night
that tremor running through you –
while the air moves from the open window across you.

At dawn you will rise up refreshed and go walking.
You will finally know what it is –
you will finally be ready.

From When It Happens to You Poems by Alice Teeter, copyright 2009, published by Star Cloud Press, Scottsdale, AZ