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one day i will
go searching
for the empty keys
and dew-damp stars
that have greeted me
every morning
for as long as I
can remember -
but they
will be gone.
they will have been
consumed
by a supernova
that burst
twenty-six million
light-years away
and there will be
no cracked asphalt
left
no pavement arrows
to point me home -
point me home
and let me tie my heart
back into familiar
anxious knots.
there will be no home
anymore.
there will be nothing
left in my chest
for i will be nothing more
then a charred
skeleton -
i will be nothing more
then a memory
that has burned with the rest
of my planet
from the star twenty-six
million light years away.
please.
one day
humanity's smog
and concrete seas
will have burned away
and i will not be here
to miss them.
please.
i must mourn them
in advance.




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MiscellanyCropThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
today at 11:27 am:
i love this so much.
 
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MckayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 7 at 5:55 pm:
This is a gorgeous poem about space. I love poems about stars, planets, and space. The imagery and possibities are limitless. The emotions you used perfectly matched the splendid imagery you incorporated in this poem. Congrats on (another) Editors' Choice. 
 
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