Looking Back at Earth…


looking back at earth
that pang of regret
will I see her again
or feel the pull of her g
gravity – the drug of the space junkie
now free in flight my mind roams unhindered
far behind the networked ad hoardings
their cheap laser light pale
in the rich black blue of space
starlight reflected in the metal seed, all around
feed me – nurture me – protect me
as down the fallopian road my ship crawls
a few parsecs more, from the body of the earth mother
just as in far history
the first mothers
carried the ancestors, on the inside
or so they say
body to body – seed to skin
m times v = f
as I force myself out into the universe
here I am
I of earth
I of earth
I of earth