Monthly Archives: July 2015

LAIKA’S GHOST

Laika’s ghost is my companion on lonely stargazing nights. In winter, shivering beneath Betelgeuse’s blood red eye I reach down and quietly scratch her head, Smiling as she nuzzles my hand, content, Making no demands, her warm breath Thawing my … Continue reading

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DEPARTURES

What are they? we wondered, leaning towards our screens, Staring at four ghostly splashes of grey, Knowing they would soon be carried away From the Golden One’s gaze. Murky methane lakes? Hydrocarbon dust plains? Exquisite agony to speculate while hating … Continue reading

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CHARON

…and then they showed us a world carved out of bone, Painted a hundred shades of grey with smears of cold Corpse blue;”new” craters scattered here and there Like bullet holes left in desert road signs By bored station wagon … Continue reading

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DEPARTURES

What are they? we wondered, leaning towards our screens, Staring at four ghostly splashes of grey, Knowing they would soon be carried away From the Golden One’s gaze. Murky methane lakes? Hydrocarbon dust plains? Exquisite agony to speculate while hating … Continue reading

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