The Science Officer's Dream

from by Sun Sweet Sun



Lord, it was worth all the alien trouble
To get better views than the telescope Hubble.
Of colors so bright you’d reenvision the night
And star clusters drifting like bubbles.

This is like a dream, a lovely sort of dream.
No, I’m not asleep; it’s a waking sort of dream.

Black holes and quasars, demons and dragons
Are not difficult to see or imagine.
A million parsecs from home and I feel so alone
Without you my love, how vast is heaven!

This is like a dream, but it’s a lonely sort of dream
If I were asleep, then I would see you in my dreams.

All the dark matter in the observable universe
Could never fill the cracks in my broken heart.

Through my porthole I saw with infrared clarity
Some fractally replicating singularity.
Iridescent spirals simply dazzled my eyeballs
It was a true astronomical rarity

This is like a dream, a lonely sort of dream
Outer space is so cold when you sleep alone.


from SCI​-​FI MIND, released June 1, 2013


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