Poem - Looking Back at Earth…

looking back at earth

that pang of regret

will I see her again

or feel the pull of her g

gravity - the drug of the space junkie

now free in flight my mind roams unhindered

far behind the networked ad hoardings

their cheap laser light pale

in the rich black blue of space

starlight reflected in the metal seed, all around

feed me - nurture me - protect me

as down the fallopian road my ship crawls

a few parsecs more, from the body of the earth mother

just as in far history

the first mothers carried the ancestors, on the inside

or so they say

body to body - seed to skin

m times v = f

as I force myself out into the universe

here I am

I of earth

I of earth

I of earth



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jimmythejock 9 years ago from Scotland

the only word I can think of drax is moving very moving.....jimmy

Iðunn 9 years ago

oh, this is lovely... so lonely drax, but lovely.

I liked especially the crossing of the emptiness of space with the warmth of the uterus which implies the all comforting love of a mother and the implication of new life as a result.

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Drax 9 years ago from NYC.... Author

thanks a lot Jimmy, Iðunn, I tried to imagine what it would be like to be leaving earth (for real) and linking that with inception, birth and emergence seemed apt. Thank you again.

Coral 9 years ago

This is a beautiful poem. I especially liked:

gravity - the drug of the space junkie

Please read my poems at www.coralpoetry.blogspot.com



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Drax 9 years ago from NYC.... Author

thanks for the comment Coral..

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