Stars Die While You Worry – Assignment #7 Part 2

Explosion (c) in medias res by Melinda Kucsera

Stars Die While You Worry

Explosion! A star dying in the black,
years it takes for its light to reach his eye.
The day’s layoff blinds him to the star’s lack.
He gives the star-strewn heavens one last glance,
heads to his car to end his last workday.
Far away alien worlds haven’t a chance.
New supernovas’ shock waves heads their way.
Back on earth he crumples up the pink slip.
His tenure with that company now ends.
Thousands of light years distant, forces rip
stars apart. Unnoticed his career ends
in silence, unlike stars’ end in violence.
For both, the world turns in ambivalence.

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Sequel by request  to Supernova. Gotta request? Put it in the comments.

This post is in response to assignment #7 for Writing 1o1, namely to the twitter prompt provided to the class (see below). I don’t do Twitter outside of work. I work in IT and Twitter is my line in the sand.

23 thoughts on “Stars Die While You Worry – Assignment #7 Part 2

  1. Aww. That is depressing to me. My mind goes immediately to I Cor 15:19, “if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” At 81 years of age I guess it is good that I see hope in my eternal future! You are a great writer, Melinda. So glad to know you and to enjoy the fruit of your talents!

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