17 Miles per Second

17 Miles per Second

We’re often so sure of ourselves

Our beliefs rock solid

Unyielding, unbending


We admire the ones who stand firm


Our fixed point is spinning 1000 mph

Moving through space

17 miles a second

Are the clouds moving towards me

Or away

Or is it both

Everything is in flux

Everything is changing 

Everything is staying the same

Even my name

I look away, look again

Everything rearranged 

Everything in order

All wrapped, entwined with chaos

This is the land we live in

And we don’t even know

That’s how we grow

We take a knee

We still don’t see

That while we think we’re anchored in

We are blitzing through an ever changing universe

5/29/22 kdc


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