Tagged: orbits

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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the heart often

the heart often
lingers dutifully
in orbit,
breaks off
pieces of
memory when
hungry, stays
close to avoid
missing
any shooting stars
.
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on antibiotics, i

on antibiotics, i
am a mystery lost in
a galaxy of involuntary
orbits, swinging far
and wide for the
purpose of breaking
down and
healing. don’t
come so close, lest
these drugged molecules
take a swing at you
.
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even blindfolded

even blindfolded
musicians can feel the stars
coming on – riding

across those long orbital
grooves, the old crystal pickup
.
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