When we left the pull of planets —
tossed into vacuum of interstellar sailing
the chief scientist came down
from the upper levels saying
that our ship would be our home
and in many years from now, our coffin,
a message in a bottle for an alien race
to find when travelling to meet us.
Linked to Toni’s prompt at toads on the void from the Japanese word Enso, meaning circle. We should focus on the emptiness inside, and for me the three dimensional void. This is also a 55 word poem for Kerry.
September 7, 2018