Ode to Distance

it has been said
more than any

object in a mirror
diorama or
telescopic star

the most beautiful thing ever seen
by a human eye
is the earth from outer space.

clearly whoever said that darling
did not go far enough
or live to see

walking right by
on a Tuesday in Brooklyn

and pass that close to you
as if to be invisible.

©2023 Niall Cunningham