Friday, August 9, 2013

Across the Void, Fingertips Afire

With fingertips afire
Reaching out
Into the unknown
Time and space untrodden.

Holding hands is to love 
What making first contact 
With an alien race 
Would be to mankind. 

It is that first tenuous 
And terrifying leap 
Across the void 
That changes everything.  

Tom King
© 2013

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