What Exoplanets Teach Us about Our World

The rarity of our blue sphere
of marbled seas and swirling airs
may not become entirely clear
until you zoom beyond the edge
where our solar system stops

and interstellar space begins
to school us in that scarcity

found further yet:

such other worlds

will twirl around their stars tonight,
diversely distanced, sized, degreed,
uniquely cast in light and kind.

A careful glimpse should soon remind
how preciously this fragile Earth
comprises lives within its berth,

while most may fail to care or note
how nearer globes, or those remote,
cannot replace - at best, relate,
"Conserve your planet. Contemplate."

What Exoplanets Teach Us about Our World © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Earth poem for World Environment Day - challenge prompt link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2726697-World-Enviornment-Day
Submitted: June 20, 2019

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