Little Astronaut

Tiny traveller

from the realm of inner space,

you float suspended

in dark warm liquid

upside down

untouched by gravity

tethered by a lifeline

to the mothership.

Outside, tiny blue rivers

run in veins over the rolling horizon.

Your world curves around you

like a constant embrace,

the pulse of your universe

beats reassuringly in your ears.

When you are launched into the outer world

in an epic one-foot journey–

“One small step for mankind”–

you enter a new solar system

where bright light abounds,

but the starlight from your former home

forever twinkles in your eyes.

Tiny traveller,

welcome to the world!

(Image from Hubble Telescope)

11 thoughts on “Little Astronaut

  1. Aww this is such a cute poem, is it about an infant? I can tell you are dreaming of the different adventures your child will have in the future. If you’d like check out my recent art and poetry πŸ™‚ caelidotblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/the-woman-in-blue/

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