Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Tax On Stargazing ~ #NaPoWriMo 2017

Reaching For The Moon ~ Edward Eggleston

Forever is as close as a telescope lens,
as far away as the other side of the universe,
as populated as all the names I’ve forgotten.

We humans have always wished for wings
and yet celebrate leaving footprints on the moon.
I wonder how long it will be before greed places a tax on stargazing.

©Susie Clevenger 2017

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13 comments:

angieinspired said...

I love that first line. No room for faith that a thing exists when out of sight though. Still, I like the idea of forever being seen.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You make such a good point! We wish for wings but cannot escape the ground beneath our feet - whether on Earth or the Moon.

brudberg said...

I think that there will be less stargazing if the current path to embrace coal goes through...
maybe I would prefer a tax on stargazing

grapeling said...

there's already a tax on having eyes, it seems... ~

gillena cox said...

Very interesting rhetoric
Have a nice Sunday


Much love...

Fireblossom said...

A tax on stargazing! This is why I love your poetry.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

'We humans have always wished for wings and yet celebrate leaving footprints on the moon.' sigh.. that is so true!

Ellecee said...

It seems sometimes we want to fly but are afraid to allow ourselves the freedom, a tax on star gazing would not be surprising,,,

Martin Kloess said...

Didn't see that coming. (let's not tempt revolution too much)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

*Wry chuckle / snort.*

Jim said...

There soon may be a tariff on imported stargazing.
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paulscribbles said...

Scary thought.I would refuse to pay and gaze away.

Magaly Guerrero said...

We seem to want everything. And too many times, while we are wanting... we forget how much we love what we already have.