Thursday, 19 March 2015

Eclipsical

Tomorrow there will be an eclipse
An eclipse that is almost sure to be total
But not quite
The only way to look will be up

But not directly at the nearest star
Which by happy coincidence
Is exactly four hundred times further away
Than the nearest satellite
Which is four hundred times smaller
I say happy because tomorrow
I also international happiness day

The man from that band who flogged new labour
The only way is up
(or was it things can only get better?)
He said that he saw an eclipse in 2009
In Indian. In India.
And it made him feel like he was on a planet
It revealed the mechanics of the universe
Is this like someone lifted up the bonnet?
He said we should listen to starman
By David Bowie
I could imagine him smiling as he said this.

Once upon a time I was falling in love.
Moon, sun, sun, moon.
Once upon a time I was falling in love.
Moon, sun, sun, moon.

repeat to fade



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