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Rated: E · Poetry · Scientific · #1898867
On the recent discovery of PH1, a circumbinary planet orbited by two more distant stars
We are always searching:
hunter-gatherers of the heavens,
we scrape for crumbs
to fill our hunger.

We found you tucked
in God's back pocket,
jingling like a lost button
with four forgotten pennies.

Across five thousand light years
of dark, empty desert,
we thirst for your blazing oasis—
but you remain

So we search on:
upend the sky,
sift through spilled stars like sand,
look for other suns, worlds,
souls who yearn back.

* In 2012, astronomers discovered the first reported case of a planet orbiting a pair of twin suns that is in turn orbited by a second distant pair of stars.

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