Robbing Starlight



I wanted to wish on a star,
but in man’s assault of the cosmos
it only reached the absent wonder
of a satellite.

Signals pirate dreams from lips,
claim metallic gods know the
will of hearts pulsing through
algorithms.

In the plunder of starlight
I must trust my spirit can see
what my eyes are denied.

©Susie Clevenger 2019


This is what prompted me to write this: After SpaceX Starlink Launch
After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars

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  1. It's an ersatz world, even in the sky. Sheesh!

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  2. Mankind is brilliant in messing things up without checking the consequences.

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  3. Wow, I love this! The first stanza is especially hard-hitting.

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  4. ... and we keep reaching for those stars.

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  5. This is beautifully haunting, Susie! I especially like; "Signals pirate dreams from lips, claim metallic gods know the will of hearts pulsing through algorithms." Wow!❤️

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  6. Very soon, even the stars will be replaced by robot lights-all in the name of technology!🙄

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  7. I am in awe of this poem.. the opening comparison is stellar!

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