Tagged: solar system

dawn arrives with a

a third-floor window

a third-floor window
off of prince street in soho
on any given

night will reflect nameless balls of
gases, orbiting for some shine
.
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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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we check our watches

we check our watches
quickly and slowly, as if
we were astronauts

beyond escape velocity,
pulling a fast one on time
.
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outside our solar

outside our solar
system, somewhere
between star
and planet – an
aurora. inside
our veins, somewhere
between heart
and hand – a
tugging.
.
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saturn’s rings appear to be

saturn’s rings appear to be
solid only from afar –
shepherding moons aside,
space holds on to
secrets as old as the
susurrant solar system
.
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twice a day, at the

twice a day, at the
golden hour, mister snail
straps on the weight of

a lone star, makes the crossing
look like the vast universe
.
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by night, we orbit

by night, we orbit
away from each other, with
purpose, to launch more

cleanly, boomerang back with
joy, into tomorrow’s arms
.
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where there is trauma,

where there is trauma,
the fundamental building
blocks
of galaxies are
knotted, so that
when we look
up, we are reminded
to reflect, to glimmer
.
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