Poet’s corner: 186,000 miles per second: An ode to light

186,000 miles per second: An ode to light

By Rosalind Foster, Kenai

Light—

Slow down!

Why rush along so fast?

Flutter, settle, pause, delight —

Scan the beauties you expose

And sense the hope that rises in your wake.

Let Darkness be the one that’s fleet

May it assume your speed and dash away

Across the universe to some sequestered place

only touching down to bring us needed rest

From our day’s mysteries and simple joys.

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