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
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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