Margaret Gaffney

(Troy, Michigan, USA)

On The Dot

(For Carl) I reach for you.
I am so alone.
The dust of the cosmos swirls about me.
The consciousness of space frightens me.
The shortness of life is awesome.
I reach for you.
Universe...Earth...Quark.
The pale blue dot is small.
The quark is comparably small, too.

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