With Stellar Souls

Because you soar with stellar souls
to somewhere rockets cannot reach,
gravity but speeds your hearts
as you push from your world's pull.
Vacuums fill your nightly dreams
and even here, beyond the sun,
light speed shall refrain from speech:
the promise of a threshold crossed
allures you toward infinities:
to make a first discovery
(in person versus probes)
to scale uncharted pinnacles
and graph exotic globes.
The vastness of the cosmic sea
magnifies your moments, you,
who shrink before no distances
nor horizons, however eventful:
you, who outrun asteroids,
who rush toward supernovas, bold
and ever venturing forth,
inspire us to prize your call:
our universe, to know it all.

With Stellar Souls © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Challenge prompt link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2719088-Write-an-Anthem-for-Space-Explorers
Submitted: February 23, 2019

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