The Daily Post: The Prayer of the First Astronaut Poet

Today’s prompt is: “You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?” My answer, as a writer, is that I would most miss an audience, which prompts the below poem.

 The Prayer of the First Astronaut Poet

There is no Wifi in space
and so I send my words
out into the universe
hoping that each syllable
will emit a ray
somehow connected
to all my other syllables,
and if quantum entanglement
is right, they will one day
find each other
again in the ear of some
remarkable species
that understands everything
and so hears me.

2 thoughts on “The Daily Post: The Prayer of the First Astronaut Poet

  1. grieflessons Post author

    Thanks, O…I was just about to write you to ask you to write a few dim sums. (See an earlier entry on my blog to explain.) I’m thinking of doing an anthology of my favorites written by others and myself. You are of course my favorite and wouldn’t be complete without your contribution. Judy



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