poetry by j matthew waters

repeating the round trip

when I was born I had no idea
the world population
totaled north of three billion

every single one of them
came NOT from the stork
but from the stars

that’s what they mean
when they say a star is born

today the world population
is approaching eight billion
affirming the fact that indeed
the universe is expanding

I’ve since learned star factories
exist throughout the multiverse
[or maybe I’ve known all along]
& I imagine
I’ll be returning back to one of them
on any given monday

april two thousand twenty-three
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “repeating the round trip

  1. Your words remind us that we are all stardust, born from the same cosmic processes that created the universe itself. May we always remember our connection to the cosmos, and find comfort in the knowledge that we are part of something much greater than ourselves.

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