Life Story

I wrote the story of my life

In pencil,

So I could erase

The moments 

I stumbled, crumpled,

And got kicked

When I was down.

I then rewrote them,

In a firmer hand,

With hope, and love,

And joy in my heart,

And stepped into

A brighter future.

© Caro Ness 2015  

 

A Meteor Shower

The sky didn’t fall

But tiny pieces of comet dust did

The Perseids meteor shower

Was captured by time lapse photography

Over Mount Rainier in Washington, D.C.

Each meteor train only lasts a second

Yet here all are captured for posterity

As they leave their colour signature behind them

And disintegrate into the Earth’s atmosphere. 

© Caro Ness 2015  

Picture: Friends of NASA

 

The Fallen Tree

A fallen tree,

Its roots nourished

By the lake

Into which it has fallen

Struggling to reach the light.

Its trunk

Bleached

By years of immersion

In the lake.

It points

Toward a brighter future

As the sun sets

To bathe it

In its afterglow 

And stain the waters

As it dies for the night.

© Caro Ness 2015 

  Picture originally posted by AnaKiN SkyWaLKeR

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Proton Arc

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There’s a proton arc down through the skies,

It’s a delight, a mystery, a wondrous surprise.

A bombardment of protons on to the earth’s crust,

That lasted thirty minutes (just).

For the enthusiast, a very rare sight,

That brightened the Milky Way that night.

© Caro Ness 2015 

  

A Cat Asks For Help

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I climbed up here, and now I’m stuck!

No idea how to descend, it’s just my luck!

I’ve tried looking down but it gives me the hives,

Because I’ve already used 8 of my 9 lives!

So I’ll stick my head firmly between my legs

It makes it less scary, but I’m still going to beg!

Please lift me down, I can’t make that descent,

So your arrival is just heaven-sent!

© Caro Ness 2015

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