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Photo by: Rachel Pell

All the Words for Blue                  
                                                                                                          
 
One astronaut returned
 
            held by 
the moon                        and                            the unknown                                  wanting
                              one small safe place in space,
                                          Earth                 perfect                                   oceans
                                                                       conditions 
                                                                 for human living
                                                                                                
 
Earth will survive, the astronauts say.  
                                                                                                                             to tell us
It’s us. We are
flimsy, fragile, perhaps too soon
                                                            gone                                        every word 
                                                          from this                                          for
                                                                                                                          beauty           
                                                         our only home.
                                                                                                                                          all      the     words     for          
                                                                                                                                               blue. 
 

 
 
All the Words for Blue
(in Understorey Magazine Issue 17, 2019  RE: Nature https://understoreymagazine.ca)