Tagged: planet

at four fifty-six

at four fifty-six
a.m., the sparrow starts its
daily chirps, calling

us away from sleep, we are all
the planet’s uninvited guests
.
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dawn arrives with a

such a small globe, one

sunrise over green

because chaos is

because chaos is
uncountable, we are
asked to refrain from
recognizing multiple
chaoses, grasping
syndemics, even
in an emergency
of our own doing
and undoing
.
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if we escape this,

we come together

we come together
with and without reason, like the
planet, revolving
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: reason

perhaps you and i

perhaps you and i
are newly crossing into
our butterfly stage –

year after year after year,
it becomes a blur of wings
.
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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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for every sunset,