21 April 2012

Cosmic Rays & Flowers

In space, because there isn't an atmosphere to interrupt them, cosmic rays flash across the retina. Astronauts have reported seeing flashes and trails. Even with eyes closed.


Cosmic Rays & Flowers 4/21

The small pink teacups of the dogwood
next to the large fingered hands of magnolia

Each face the sky waiting to be filled
with the rain waters that must come

To be that devoted that enamored
with staring into the face of the universe

Looking for cosmic rays to light
across retina for even just one moment

All goes pink then green then black before sleep
the sun feels enough you can look away