Today's poem is by Carole Satyamurti

Life on Mir

They took small fish, to observe
the effects of weightlessness in water.

Goldfish, ordinary on earth, were now
miraculous, their glitter precious currency,
their tiny mouths' O and O a greeting.

So that when they died some men wept,
feeling, as if for the first time,
how grave a life is. Any life at all.

Copyright © 2011 Carole Satyamurti All rights reserved
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