Tagged: astronomy

this morning, we learned

this morning, we learned
you were shrinking,
all fourteen-
point-six million square
miles of you, quaking and
leaving deep
scarps as if carving
out a message – for the
850 pounds of moon
rocks we stole
away and called our
greatest legacy –
to return home
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: legacy

perched

perched
on the landing
between
the fifth floor and the
roof, we found it –
a super blue blood
moon
dangling
out the window,
wedged
in a sliver
of brooklyn sky
.
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the trick to getting

the trick to getting
out of a sticky situation
is to fall apart
completely, deconstruct
so that you are no
longer a whole
onto yourself,
but a grain
of cosmic
dust, puzzle-
shaped and counting
on repeating patterns
to complete the picture
.
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recognizing only a splinter

recognizing only a splinter
of a fragment of how
the observable
universe works, i am stuck
wondering if somewhere,
in the constellation
hydra
, someone has
looked out her window
for the last time, a witness
to the collision, ouroboros
.
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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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we are cosmic dust

we are cosmic dust
grains, colliding to stick and
form new layers of

understanding, bring out rare
colors from within, learn to glow
.
20161020:2359
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getting to know one

getting to know one
another is a building
of reference points, a
folding in of
constellations,
so that when we turn
towards each other,
we discover where
and who
we are, have a
better chance
at survival
.
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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
.
20160315:0737
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secured in

out of courtesy,

out of courtesy,
we are one another’s textbook
spiral galaxies,

lit with intrinsic structure,
not wholly predictable
.
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