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He leapt so high
with his child legs
that he kept going

and much to his surprise
as he pushed through the air
his wings didn’t melt
so near the sun

all regrets dripped away
as he came to see things
there among the planets
once obscured
by cloud and distance

so distracted by beauty
he didn’t know
his shoes fell off in the trip up
and parachuted down
like a discarded stage
and came to rest on this wire
engulfed in birds.

Asteroid Ida and its moon.  Image credit: NASA/JPL.

Asteroid Ida and its moon. Image credit: NASA/JPL.

I mine this asteroid
with the precision
of a grizzly bear
pawing at a tree.

I keep clawing
at the stability

until I break
the memory
in the force-chain

and trigger an avalanche

the pile easing
completely

the dust peeling off

into new
space.