precious

 

in the surrounds of space

our little dot of solar system

is the lonely only home

(as far as we are aware)

for life

 

in the orbits of planets

our little blue dot of earth

is the lonely only home

(as far as we know)

for life

 

on this ball of hot rock

one sliver of biomass

exists on the surface of a sphere

between vacuum

and geotectonics

 

in all the universe we know

only this precious little wisp of air,

swish of sea and spot of ground

can sustain us.

 

2014

 

 

 

Copyright James Phoenix 2017

updated 5/7/2017