Apogee and Perigee

Like the Moon’s oblong circling of us,

we move in our eccentric crisscrossing orbits

around each other and some unseen centerpoint.

Tonight at apogee, distant in cold space.

If there’s a future, there’s also perigee.

 

moon and woman


Perigee is when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, while apogee is when it is at its most distant. Like everything else in nature, the Moon’s orbit is always in flux and its shape and its orientation relative to the Earth and the Sun change all the time.

Entanglement

We came together. Collided. Connected. Transferred particles

of ourselves. Then, went in separate directions.

Yet somehow we remain connected. Quantum level.

We communicate, respond to one another despite

being light years apart in time, space.

 

Infographic: How quantum entanglement keeps particles linked even when they're separated.
Source:LiveScience

Need more? quantamagazine.org/entanglement-made-simple

A Long Lunar Month

She says “I follow a lunar month.

You follow a solar month. Too bad.”

Out of sync. Orbiting around each other.

Your waxing, waning and my rising, setting.

Throwing you in shadow today. New Moon.

 

new moon

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