Spheres

1

She said that the planets
The stars are all balls
Floating in space

From a child’s mind
These words 
Always so revolutionary

2

I was looking at high resolution
Photographs of the sun

I look at maps of the moon
& think of you

How we are here
& gravity spins us in place

In space

Maybe roundness is resented
Because it’s the ultimate magic

Perfect spheres
Of fire & ice
Of stone & life
Reflective surfaces
Spinning & continuing

© Niliema Karkhanis


Featured photo by KARTIK GADA from Unsplash


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