Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

Earth and Moon from Cassini in orbit of Saturn.

From the Poetic Asides blog:
For today’s prompt, write an across the sea poem. This could be a love letter, an electronic submission through cyber space and time, or a travel poem (by air or sea, though probably not car). Modern travel or back in the days of rugged explorers. Wandering or wondering, your choice. As always, the prompt is just the springboard to your poem; feel free to bend and break.

Pale Blue Dot

Green seems like a dream
and the pale blue dot is lost
in the glare of your sun
who used to be mine.

I remember dandelions
yellow aging to gray,
seeds thrown to the wind
just like me in my ship.

The computer can display
images from a telescope,
just a few pixels of cyan,
so I know you’re still there.

Compensating for the shift to red
and Einstein’s dilation of time,
I no longer detect your signal,
just silence in the dark.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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