1/22/2014

Planet Franklin (Poem)

Planet Franklin

Timeless, like musical
space travel ambition
to write your
name on a star
in a vacuum, without wind 
to cover it with 
dust. Keeping words alive
with life support 
unplugged. Blast through
the atmosphere, to a distant world
without footprints
only those left behind
riding high speeds
on the trail of life
reaching the brightest
light in the sky, giving
up on what you thought 
you knew, proved wrong enough
to be right. Until
Bitter cold hits the engine
it explodes, free falling
ashes and flames
reach the ground,
wind moves dust
over the body
on Earth. Forgotten,
left rotting away. In space 
words survive, satellite
around the mind.

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