Tagged: astronaut

the astronaut in

the astronaut in
me will always be in tuned
to the firefighter

in you, the rock star, athlete,
teacher, doctor, superhero
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: superhero

you say most people

you say most people
start astronauting a little
bit younger
– i put

on my suit, give it a bounce,
ready for my stretch behavior
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stretch

when i heard today

when i heard today
that NASA had discovered
a new solar system with seven
earth-like planets, i sighed
thank god as if i were
closer to getting off
this one. other lures:
the system’s star
is an ultracool
dwarf
named TRAPPIST-1,
no abrahamic relations, and
cosmically speaking,
40 light years away
is only right next door
.
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you said time spent in

you said time spent in
microgravity lengthens
the spine, so that an
astronaut freshly waking
up to take the helm
would have to readjust
the rear view mirror
to see that the
world may appear
worse off than it
really is, find
new strength
.
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we check our watches

we check our watches
quickly and slowly, as if
we were astronauts

beyond escape velocity,
pulling a fast one on time
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