Monday, April 14, 2014


Overhead scales the moon
its light brightening the road ahead
though pallid compared to its warmer brother
and inconstant as observed through time
leaving us for nights in the dark alone

Why are we left with even dimmer companions
much farther away
to light our path home?

We asked ourselves this question for millenia
fighting over conjectures about gods and myths
unsatisfied with evidence about space and physics

While we turn our eyes to the heavens
aiming our lenses upon celestial objects near and far
questions remain unanswered posed as hypotheses and theories

Why are we here on this blue fleck
looking at reflections
cast upon our dwelling?

And who looks back upon this tiny marble
asking for companionship
on their way home?

Copyright 2014 Femme Malheureuse
@ApparatusMag #NaPoMo 2014 Prompt 14
Graphic: Earthrise by NASA Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders via Wikipedia

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