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|Diary of the Andromeda Night watchman (standard:poetry, 217 words)|
|Author: kendall thomas||Added: Mar 14 2007||Views/Reads: 1717/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
April 19 snowed early in the morning then the sun came out on the hiking trail with my dog and a blue sky white fluffy clouds a fifty-five pound pack through the quivering leaves a lake sparkles and through an opening purple snow-capped mountains on the horizon my dog runs ahead sniffing this way and that almost unable to contain herself so happy she runs back to lick my hand then off she goes an open space on the side of a hill that swells up to the sky gives such a view of tall green spring grasses swaying and rock outcroppings narrowing down to the horizon through a silver stream-centered valley I make my camp before night fall and in the celestial night I step away from the fire and stare up into the sky and far from blinding city lights spot Andromeda some 2.5 million light years away approaching our sun at 300 kilometers per second 3 billion years they will collide I smoke and contemplate A rumble of thunder a swelling blackness covers the northern stars I get in my tent snug in my sleeping bag and listen to the first rain drops pitter pattering on the nylon shell and I lie awake into the night listening to the rain cuddled with my dog Tweet
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