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Astrology - December 2017

posted Dec 29, 2017, 4:46 PM by RSO The Fenwick Review
By Patrick Connolly '18

I attended his lecture
    afraid of the heavens;
        suspicious that Father Sky
            cannot shield Mother Earth.

I raised my hand
    and gave some pause;
        my anxiety swelled as
            I braced for impact.

He said past me,
    “All signs point to
        us being a flash
            in the pan—

            Humanity
            is frail and the
            stars are not immortal.
            Only time waxes forever.
            Only energy is eternal.”

I took my leave
    looking up at the morning;
        asteroids shine no light,
            nature gives no warning.
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