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Fresh Ink: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

A string of stars stretches over the horizon of a mountain range.

In Unspoken Ink, one of our most popular programs here at Cactus Cancer Society, our participants write in response to prompts, ranging from pictures to quotes to poetry. We are proud to share the work of our writers here on our blog, including this piece, which is part of a series entitled Fresh Ink.

We value the voices of our community members and would love to share your words. If you would like to contribute to our blog here at Cactus Cancer Society, please email 

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” by Barbara Dube

Telescope, clear skies,
meteors, shower by
Opening eyes
looking up instead of looking
galaxies & worlds to be found.
Starseed- stardust-
we’re all composed of the same stuff.
Complex & rearranged
everyone unique in their own way.
Looking up into the past
lightspeed hits us at long last.
The government said aliens exist-
UFOs to UAP-
Whatever you need to believe.
black hole-ing/
dense on the fence of
quantum reacting.
Twinkle, twinkle little star-
how I wonder what you are?

Barbara Dube is a dog mama digging deep into her healing journey while battling triple negative breast cancer. She lives in Los Angeles, CA and her IG is @baboppinbarbara.