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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
                                                                 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
                                                         our only home.
                                                                                                                                          all      the     words     for          

All the Words for Blue
(in Understorey Magazine Issue 17, 2019  RE: Nature
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