Watching Jupiter


Yesterday, in the early hours, I put my eye to the telescope

and flew up into space

to watch the Galilean moons weave their way around Jupiter

who spins in silence so many millions of miles away.


Chatter from smokers outside the pub along the road

cascaded from the brick walls of the terrace,

whilst up above if I looked for long enough,

I could just make out the distant stars behind the blackness of the night.

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©James Bruce May, 2017

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