Tagged: orbit

sunrise over green

we come together

we come together
with and without reason, like the
planet, revolving
.
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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

departing and

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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looking towards

for every sunset,

reality is

reality is
interaction
if not for
you, would i
have made
this quantum
leap, from orbit
to orbit, something
so fundamental,
and still,
a mystery
.
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for all the data

for all the data
we collect from one
another, day to
day, minute
to minute, perhaps
we are building
a universal
reference on
ourselves, as if
there could be
a perfect equation
to calculate the
gravitational tug
from person to
person, something
we can keep
in our back pocket
.
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as the moon is an

as the moon is an
extension of the sun, we
orbit even more

closely, causing friction or
forcing one another to shine
.
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