Tagged: planets

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
.
20170222:2127
y

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
y

out of courtesy,

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

lit with intrinsic structure,
not wholly predictable
.
20160111:0746
y

moving on wears the

moving on wears the
semblance of letting go, but
holds all too steady

the axis on which it spins
perpetually away
.
20140126:2332
y

and the ice was

and the ice was
iridescent –
encasing
every imperfection

into that winter’s
eve, when love
was equivalent
to constant
motion, and –
true to any planetary
system – we found
ourselves locked
comfortably
into orbit
.
20111230:2341
y