Across The Universe

On our parallel planet,
there are pictures of rude health:
the sun bathing in moonshine,
sheep, or something like them,
basking in grass, the low
drone of the bees kept to the minimum
level of decibels, like the bombers
as they press their thumbs
on the pulses of throats, and shoot
at the stars. Oh look, it is
something moving.


      [April 1999]

From the book Labour Pangs

A new solar system like our own was identified.