The Brightest Star in the Sky
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Contents

Day 61

Day 60

Day 59

Day 58

Day 57

Day 55

Day 54

Day 53

Day 52

Day 51

Day 50

Day 49

Day 48

Day 47

Day 46

Day 45

Day 43

Day 41

Day 40

Day 39

Day 38

Day 37

Day 36

Day 34

Day 33

Day 32

Day 31

Three years ago

Day 30

Day 29

Day 27

Day 26

Day 25

Day 24

Two Weeks Later

Day 10

Day 9

Three years ago

Day 8

Day 7

Three years ago

Day 6

Day 5

Day 4

Day 3

Day 2

Day 1

Three years ago

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Marian Keyes


THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY

For Dylan Martin

Once upon a time
I was you
Keeping secret
Being True

What happened child
Of golden hair
What happened then
I wasn’t there

Running wild
Laughing free
Bursting sun
You reached for me

But another won your heart
That day
A smiling lie
Danced your way

You followed him
Into a wood
No one saw
The wolf in hood

And now you stand
And stare at me
Your frock is stained
Your knees are green

How do I hold your hand and stay
How do I heal
That death
In May

This day
This night
This hour
Long due

This ink
This page
This prayer
For you…

‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by Christina Reihill
From Diving for a White Rose

There is a crack, a crack in everything.
It’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen