escape velocity

Spiraling like some insignificant satellite, suffocated by your gravitational pull, I must break free from your orbit. By our next encounter, I may appear adrift, but I will draw expansive breaths deep into my lungs. Maybe my exhalations will eclipse even you.

14 thoughts on “escape velocity

    1. Thanks. As I mentioned above in reply to Dave’s comment, I started with the phrase “unnamed moon” and then began looking up all words related to it. It’s funny how that first kernel got cut from the final product.

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  1. You have such an amazing way with metaphor. 🙂 And eclipse–yeah! We get to see a solar eclipse here tomorrow!

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    1. I guess the Northern Lights were visible around here on Tuesday night, but I didn’t see the news until Wednesday afternoon. 😦 I hope you had cooperative weather for viewing the eclipse.

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      1. I saw some northern lights pics from back home (Chicago area) and wished I could have been there…though I probably would have been sleeping. 🙂 We had a beautiful day for the eclipse, very cool, and so fun to share with my kids.

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