Quadrille 5: Blue planet

This quadrille didn’t start out as a homage to Major Tom, but that’s certainly how it has ended up.



Floating in your tin can,

I know how you feel—

the outside calls,

the darkness, tempting,

strung out in glitter

like a Christmas street.

Drifting so light,

eternity so hard to resist,

and our blue planet,

a chimera,

so easy to let it go.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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