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First picture of Neptune taken by Voyager 2 (1989). Credit: NASA/JPL.

Attached as I am

to your arms
with their heat

closer than
a distal planet
with none

still I find myself
pumping warmth
to the extremities

from the embers
on this page.

Figure of our solar system and surrounding stars from Kepler’s “Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae” (“Epitome of Copernican Astronomy”).

A still life–

this minor tree
in my backyard
the sudden focus
of all light

behind it,
a tenebrous
curtain of black

and extinguished
stars.