while they looked
to place their flag
deeply into the moon

she looked to the stars

unfazed by what was called

she knew something
that they did not

we will never arrive
we will just continue to unravel
into the threads laid deep
into the irises of our children
and theirs in turn



Author: brice maiurro

Denver poet. Author of Stupid Flowers, out now through Punch Drunk Press.

One thought on “THE ASTRONAUT”

  1. What a moving piece. It was out of this world. You seem to have a good sense of humor. Come check out my story called Queen Kong and I… Your thoughts would be appreciated and not forgotten.

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