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Poem - Looking Back at Earth…

Updated on April 22, 2013

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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      des donnelly 11 years ago from NYC....

      thanks for the comment Coral..

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      Coral 11 years ago

      This is a beautiful poem. I especially liked:

      gravity - the drug of the space junkie

      Please read my poems at



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      des donnelly 11 years ago from NYC....

      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.

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      IĆ°unn 11 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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      James Paterson 11 years ago from Scotland

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