Excavation of the stars

by Amandeep Jutla

They fell during the day, silently and invisibly, and so when night came, and they did not appear, we were taken by surprise, and we were afraid. We looked for them in the hills and forests, the meadows and lakes, the rivers and valleys. We never found them. Not a cinder, not a trace. The mother of souls told us they had fallen through the earth, because the earth to them is as the air is to us. So we began to dig, and continued to dig, and we are digging still.