voyager(Heliopause 4)

On a breaking black beach
Magnetic waves froth to meet
The doldrum of the stopping solar wind,
Almost stilled through terminal shock.
And unsheathed turbulent energies
Bubble as our ships pass,
A long long way
From home.

Siblings beyond all
But twinkled glimpses,
Passing specks in giant radio eyes,
Vectored through the sun stopped dark.
Twins slipping the boundaries of stagnation,
Sounding the calm titanic night.

Speeding in distant concert,
A floating constellation of two,
At last past the last still sunset,
Spindrift over the blackest ocean.
Waving, drowning, or both,
Bottle-casting time capsules of us
Adrift between the stars.



NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. 

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Steve Smart is a poet and visual artist who also has experience in information design. View all posts by stevedsmart

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