Solar Freckle

We saw a planet cross the solar face,
through a lens that filtered blinding light
that took eight minutes reaching us from space,
and marveled at the planetary sight,
because a world appeared to be a mole,
a freckle on the yellow solar skin,
or else a tiny, circular black hole
too small for anything to be sucked in.
But what was most amazing was the thought
that our world too from far would look like that;
upon the solar face a blemish spot,
no bigger than a pinhead or a gnat,
and yet we know our lives still mean a lot
although we all are living on a dot.


Mario A. Pita

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