by fortyeridania, on the occasion of the final shuttle mission
Weightless by design, the end of striving has arrived
Life’s bigger from up here, but everything in it has shrunk
Curious, but not enough to start an orbit, to explore
Cold, but glad I didn’t bring a coat
Between two worlds, I’m home.
Solar radiance bouncing its way leaving moonlight in its wake
As seen by those below
I’m a moon myself, you see; my light’s reflected, not my own.