You were a star
dropped into a child
You were a joy that became a jewel
You were a drop of truth in a desert of doubt
an idea in a research and development drought
by politics, ambition, religion
hewn from the tree of reason.
Through your eyes we saw visions
of what you would do, of what we could be.
you burned too hot
you left a black hole in our hearts.
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