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

From a child’s mind
These words 
Always so revolutionary


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

Of finitude

Oh finite life


You do taunt

With your


In a universe

So vast

We ask


How anything

Ever ends

At all

How can it though?

& of course

Nothing ever

Really does

Does it?

But knowing that

Is altogether

A different thing

© Niliema Karkhanis

Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash