#DayEarthSmiled – Christine Rueter


I am somewhere in the frame

not even a speck
within a blur
within a pixel

with a look
that is not
or whimsical

but rather
the straight stare
of a woman who has seen
this arc of sky before

and considers it home

a subject who is too chummy
with the photographer

and cannot be caught by surprise

and is now focusing
on the blur
just beyond
the lens

if she can just
make it out.

– Christine Rueter

Follow Christine on Twitter @tychogirl and find more of her poetry on her blog.

This poem was submitted by the author as a contribution for the poetic celebration of #DayEarthSmiled #WaveatSaturn as Cassini turns to image Saturn and Earth. To read more about this project and this day see here.


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