Stars in the Sea

What happens to stars that fall in the sea?
Why do they no more shine bright now for me?

Is their light gobbled by the hungry waves?
Are they more twinkly in dark sunken caves?

What is their duty once they drop the sky?
Are they free finally to close their eye?

Do they get caught by eels to warm their nests?
Do they light ways for whales as honored guests?

Or grow great jungles of delicious kelp?
Or play, hunt and dance with young sea wolf whelps?

If I want answers while I’m still alive
I’ve got my questions and a quest to dive.