Telescope

Lurking in a distant corner
That darkly reflective black tube
Of outsize length
Adorned with intricate knobs
And several precise gauges
Alien amongst our bright furnishings

Held tight by many adjustable clamps
It perches on a tall chromed tripod
Close to the door, angled , straining to escape
To collect starlight in its hidden mirrors once again
But now capped and dusty
Ornamental more than used

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond

I really need to use my Telescope more often!

 

21 thoughts on “Telescope

  1. Yes, a reminder to look beyond our small world and see into the cosmos. On another level, to see and listen to those whose suffering we’ve allowed to be submerged by our narrow point of view. You always get to the heart of what’s important.

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