Syzygy [repost]

Universe space

It might be a thousand years
Before the stars
Line up again like this;
One last incandescent kiss
As the light diminishes
And five million miles of dark
Ribbon out
In a long slow
Deathless march.

Eons pass;
A glacier cracks;
Again the moon
Hangs low and blue.
Did she count the waves
While I waited for you?
The tide pulls us into alignment:
Two frozen souls
Circling
Space and time.

I’ve lain with a hundred men
And felt nothing;
Yet your gaze burns my skin
From across an ocean.
Tectonic plates shake
When we touch
At last—
Mountains collapse;
The earth splits in half.

We retreat,
Our cosmology incomplete;
Resigned to the separation,
The endless analysis and division,
The rebalance and reposition,
Until equilibrium settles over the seas.
We drift once again
To opposite ends
Of this lonely galaxy.

~*~

Poetry form: free verse.
Image source unknown.

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13 responses to “Syzygy [repost]

  1. Fun to read. I had to look up syzygy. (Chrome web browser just squigglined it.)
    Kansas City is going to be beneath the eclipse this August! (partial–syzygyish)

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  2. Pingback: Syzygy Revisited | stevensscribble

  3. Good Lord, your poetry is gorgeous.

    Maybe this is what I need more of.

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  4. Whoa! This poem feels intense.🤩
    I can’t believe I had to look up syzygy🤦🏼‍♀️ and I call myself an astronomy sciencey stuff person😔

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  5. This is a wonderful piece of writing. Seriously!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Great wordery Paula, nicely done 🙂

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