News of the day

Perhaps there is more kindness
on the seven exoplanets

so that when a child says
“I need to pee,”
far away circling Trappist 1
is a place open to people
regardless of their gender identity.

Forty light years is close
but it is not close enough.

Trappist contemplatives keep silence
as something holy,
for most of the rest of us
silence is not the orbit
we should choose.

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3 Responses to News of the day

  1. Your brand of uniqueness is so brilliant – who else in the world would make a political connection between invisible planets, silent monks and toilets! (I’d only got as far as wondering why ‘Trappist’ was the assigned name)

  2. Maren says:

    I admit to having a very odd mind!

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