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Space: That Dims

Poe’Quotes 

Swarthy & ‘Fro

Copyright © L.N. Amethyst Publishing, 2022 (All Rights Reserved)


The sun’s a candle whose light blankets my body, but one day, its wax will melt–turning my skin into dry ice.

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I’m Argo Navis frozen in lunar waters where moonvines’ petals wane.

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She is Lebus pleading, “Cease labors!” But Ursa Major’s roars cover ears.

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“Air” in space is death carrying a scythe to cleave necks on the de trop.

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Our back and forth mocks are astronauts on Constellation Carina; using solar sailing fuel by light waves of laughter to voyage in space, but one sneer has now cut our sails and made us fall into Olympus Mon.

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He is black holes attracting stars to make them lose track of spacetime so they’ll become led astray in an “unknown by man” dimension.

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She is Mars phoning Pluto, “Love your size–Earth’s just bitter it has humans and you don’t.”

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Dad was the sun waking us up every morning above the clouds, but when we flew up in space with a rocket his flames built that’s fueled by solar energy, we got too close to him and were scalded to rest.

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You see celebrities as planets performing in the night sky, but do you wonder how it feels to walk on their surface?

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She’s supernovas stealing light from other stars while giving nothing in return; until greed explodes her own starlight into collapsing out of existence.

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Mom is Earth’s surface. Dad’s cheating aims down comets. Kids live in Ice Age.

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He is cerise northern lights voicing to her, “I love you.” But at night, the stars warn her, “Such redness from Aurora comes once in a blue moon.”

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Sadness is twilight flapping its wings. It flies near me to be given teardrops. I feed it mine so it won’t die. It nests near my window on a bare tree. Maybe this time, I won’t be alone tonight.

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Her deception is a neutron star creating a magnetic field that attracts by using pulsar lights–and when he was trapped, his world was thrown from orbit until it became inhabitable as his heart was stretched until it snapped.

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A final goodbye to a loved one is the Moon Callisto losing its glowing skin that dims its ocean of possible life; hiding it from astronomers who wish to understand the worlds beyond theirs.

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