Somewhere To Look, a poem by Richard LeDue at Spillwords.com
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Somewhere To Look

Somewhere To Look

written by: Richard LeDue

@LedueRichard

 

They say there’s dead animals
(beyond the lens power
of a telescope bought
with a credit card
on the last Black Friday)
floating in space:
dog and monkey test pilots,
who failed,
but the fruit flies made it home
safe
to live out their days
in a jar in a lab.

While the dead animals
were abandoned to the dark void
(we like to believe only exists
off this planet),
some of us pretend
there’s a celestial pet cemetery
up there,
where space snakes hiss hymns,
even though we continue
sending satellites, probes, people,
so we have somewhere to look
other than at ourselves.

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue (he/him) currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba with his wife and son. He is a Best of the Net nominee, and has been published in various places throughout 2021. His first chapbook was released in 2020, and a second chapbook in 2021. As well, his third chapbook, “The Kind of Noise Worth Writing Down,” was released in October 2021 from Kelsay Books.
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