A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature
The whale knows nought
of the sequoia, who knows nought
of the aspen, who knows nought
of the plankton, who knows nought
of what is called Jupiter
nor cerebellum nor neuron nor lung
nor working knowledge of how
other beings exist.
I say we are insignificant
outside of the planet we have
already outgrown, with no plan
copyright 2015 Bob Lange
The Little Beehive Cluster is more than 2,100 light years from Earth.