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slapdashmonuments

Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?


There are no new planets

Any more than there are new kinds of people

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These planets around Trappist-1

Have been there, perhaps waiting for someone

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To notice them, to be excited, rewarded in their hopes

That they would somehow exist

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In the great dark sky we all view

From angles no one may predict.

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I find you in an unsearched area of the world

And adulate, exulting in a new friendship

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That I had never had proof of before,

But which I had yearned for and believed in

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From the first pangs of loneliness

So many, many years and miles ago

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And so this meeting, this greeting

May sound the herald, the claxon, the new trump

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That says “you have messages” in a voice

Someone we never met has created

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And more new friends, new worlds to explore

Run forward for the first quenching embrace!


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

The joy and excitement of discovery. It's the very thing that turned our eyes to the stars in the first place.

  • #2220 Posted 4 years ago
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Fantasist

Fantasist

I love the bright-eyed sense of discovery and the way friends are mentioned here on such intergalactic terms

  • #2234 Posted 4 years ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

This was a response to someone's statement that the Trappist-1's planets were "new planets." I've read that they were not discovered by NASA, but by an international group led by a European.

I love the friends I've met on this world of Ficlatte and I keep exploring and my, what discoveries I've made already! They make me sure that new and equally exciting ones are yet to come.

  • #2236 Posted 4 years ago
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