Pale Blue

In Memory of Carl Sagan

his pale blue
sense of wonder
in a sunbeam

taught beauty in
the faint sensation
of our atoms
put together.

a legacy of
dust and stars
billions upon billions
of stars

I saw the sky and
endless possibility
stretch over me like
broken shackles
form the past

and we remain the
momentary masters
of a fraction
of a dot.

© Ben Ditmars 2014


Carl Sagan – 1980” by PBS – ebay. Via Wikipedia.