Bargains with Aurora and the Borealis (Spoken Word version)

Bryant O'Hara on February 11, 2013 02:38

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    Bargains, with Aurora and the Borealis

    (c) 2013 by Bryant O’Hara

    When: Some time not now
    Where: Asteroid 588 Achilles
    Location: Fourth Lagrangian Point of the Sun-Jupiter system

    Dearest Aurora,

    You are very faint at this distance,
    and I have given up my eyes.
    There are parts of you
    that sparkle in the spectrum
    I live in now,
    but there are always
    parts of you that sparkle,
    and I never needed - and do not need -
    to see in the radio spectrum
    to notice this
    Or to know this..

    Hush.
    Hush.
    Hush.

    Even with the lag,
    I can still touch you,
    I can still hear you.
    What you look like in that narrow band is still available,
    as a simulation
    running on lovely software -
    but I can still smell you,
    I can still hear you.

    Hush.
    Hush.
    Hush.

    I behold the you between the data.

    I can hear the auroras howl,
    and the pulse of your heart,
    and Jupiter's jazz.
    I can buck-dance to the beat of a pulsar,
    and slow-drag to the gentle circuit
    of your embrace.


    And I can still feel you,
    I can still hear you,
    And I am listening, still listening for you.

    Yes, though my eyes are something else,
    Yes, though my eyes are elsewhere,
    I know the most brilliant aurora is waiting for me,
    shining in a small house for me.

    I will be there.
    I will come back.

    I have so much to show you,
    my dearest Aurora,
    dearest Aurora.

    "Bargains with Aurora and the Borealis (Spoken Word version)" by Bryant O'Hara is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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