White as salt

        or Black as pepper

Sand is tiny colored rocks

        and stars are bright specks up above


Freckles are dust on skin

      dust is skin that's dead and been

Dust is stars and freckles and scars

      but live skin is what we live in


And the two dots in our eyes

    will never really see

If we are pepper, salt, or stars

    or maybe all of the above



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