Starstruck – a fragment

Out of the cocoon
       of the warm womb
the child emerges
       first breath
first tears
       first lesson in life

out of the earth
       all that lives and breathes
the mother of invention
       earth the mother-ship
drifting through space
       fuelled by the stars

where do you get
       all your energy she asked
in silence he raised his eyes
       to the heavens

John Lyons


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