When You Looked My Way

Amanda Starks
1 min readJun 12, 2024


I Told You To Stay Away

Photo by Ryan Jacobson on Unsplash

Did I see you standing there — eyes wide like the

Inside of a spiraling galaxy,

Spinning out of control into a galactic dance;

Totality at its most impressive in the expanse,

Reaching out through the falling stars to

Appease my better nature with your smile.

Can’t you see that I am not the

Tantalizing prize you think you desire? Within my

Iris is the end of all things, an infinite darkness that swallows all light

Only spared by brief novel novas in the twilight.

No, let this moment be a simple diversion in time and then be on your way.

Author’s Note:

Hello there! (:

It’s been a while since I posted any work to Medium, and I’m thinking it’s time to change that. With over 100 articles now published over on Vocal.Media, I feel like I have a much larger pool to pull from and more experience to make better content in the long run!

I’m going to be gearing my content more towards mental health and poetry while keeping my longer fantasy fiction pieces on Vocal. This obviously may change in the future, but if you are interested, consider leaving a clap, a like, or a follow!



Amanda Starks

Amanda Starks is a mental health advocate & creative writer who loves diving into poetry and fantasy fiction. You can find her at www.amandastarks.com.