Sunday, June 9, 2013

Little Astronaut

Little astronaut, the stars looked away.

                           Stripped of helmet and spacesuit,
Nothing between her and the infinite vacuum.

Little astronaut, the absence of gravity was grace.

                           Untangling the tethers
Tugged by the dark architect; the space between two futures.

Little astronaut stayed at foot of the bed, hovering in the atmosphere.

                           Gray hands, unnaturally smooth 
Over green cotton pastures, and roses in permanent bloom.

Little astronaut watched him to understand.
                           From gas, to water, to ice and unable to float too near,
She whispered softly, so only he could hear.