Tagged: shrinking

knowing when to move

knowing when to move
on is an art, is reading cues
from the air, patterns

in the light, is shrinking some
organs to make room for others

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

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: legacy