This poem co-written with Kate Hanson Foster appears in a new anthology from Black Lawrence Press, "They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing." Kate and I composed this in response to the opening of Karel Schrijver's Living with the Stars in which the author states: "Our bodies are made of the burned-out embers of stars that were released into the Galaxy in massive explosions long before gravity pulled them together to form Earth." We created the poem by sending email back and forth with additions and revisions in each version. By the end, we had achieved a unified voice. This was a new process for me although not uncommon for the writers in the 500-page anthology. I'm grateful to Kate for proposing the collaboration. We landed ourselves in good company in this volume.