Voice

Twelve billion miles away

something of us

sees,

speaks

speeds through interstellar space

one

hundred

thousand

miles an hour

faster than we can think

travels with billions of stars

cloudy as milk

through plasma waves

beyond our bubble sheath

towards a wall of space.

Something of us

looks back

sees the planets differently aligned

tells us our sun is dim

our voice is faint

fading

fading

 

 

from ‘Pull of the Earth’ 2016 published by IDP

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