Stellar Snow

Beneath pristine packs of southern snow Echoes of a violent past lay scattered; Lost amongst the landscape like fragments Of half-remembered, ancient dreams, These imprints of impossible ferocity Permeate the permafrost with their Sparse, unnatural presence.   Carefully              we              sieve                    the Frozen              dust,          shaking …

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A River of Stars

A dynasty of diamonds in the sky, You stretch beyond the hemispheres of sight Scattering stardust like lavish silt as Unseen tidal forces conspire to tear you apart.   A stellar stream that meanders across space, Undulating gently out of reach As two parallel lanes of celestial eddies That softly …

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Raining Rings

Perched on the edge of perception – Six concentric rings of water, ice, And dust rotate. To the untrained eye you appear Frozen in time. An ancient halo of steadfast Proportions.   But in between the sheets of rock And air your certainty is Wavering. There’s a push and a …

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A Blemish in Our Atmosphere

Between the curves where space and sky entwine, The air is stripped by violent, solar flow; A savagery inherently benign, When matched with what arises from below.   The shockwaves of our past can still be felt, Revealing every blow as it was dealt; As ripples found in time unveil …

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A Breath in Time

Within the salt-encrusted lakes of time, Are secret bubbles formed by primal cast; We excavate these drops from faded brine, To understand the structure of your past. They ratify and filter our forecast That Gaia’s breath was once a weakened wheeze, Devoid of life and luscious chloroplast. By reading samples …

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Stellar Nurseries

Within the cradle of a burning core, You wither down and find yourself well worn; As untold pressures crush and shape and bore, Your substance is assaulted, broke and torn. Then just as you think you can take no more, Through flames and righteous heat you are reborn; An all-consuming …

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Shooting Planets

Within the burning heart of molten rocks, Great pressures forced your brilliance to shine; Inclusions marred your body with their pocks, A brownish hue now laced with olivine. Before you ever had a chance to grow, An interstellar pileup set you free; Thrown out into a cold and blank tableau, …

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Reading Rings in the Sky

You voyaged in the trail of pioneers, To shed new light on Saturn and its rings; By imaging its many circling spheres, We glimpsed into the past of Earthly things.   Your Equinox and Solstice both burnt bright, Revealing lightning in the darkest night; And through your Grand Finale in …

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Ghostly Galaxies

When looking out into the starry night The blackness that we see is just a mask; This shrouded veil conceals our darkest light,   And stores our nameless theories in its cask. It’s absence shapes and bends what can be seen, And sets us on a righteous, testing task   …

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