Reflections in space

Standing in the mirror
she failed to divine
the scope
of a universe just above 
the horizon. Unseen 
within herself, 
distracted by visions 
of reflected glory, her dreams 
begged for sunlight.

The astronaut neglected 
to recognize the gravity 
of the situation, 
but with luck she will 
seize the opportunity 
another daybreak illuminates, light 
bounding among 
the star-point hopes 
shining in the dark.


Phillip Knight Scott |© 2020

Today at dVerse Poets Pub, Mish asks us to choose last lines in a book and find inspiration in them. I took inspiration from this quote: “She shuts her eyes. Drifts off untroubled, everything clear, and radiant, and all at once.” — “And The Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini.

Written for the Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: “Standing in the mirror she”

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

34 thoughts on “Reflections in space

  1. Another great choice! I have enjoyed every one of Khaled Hosseini’s books I’ve read so far, and I enjoyed both quote and your poem, Phillip. I especially enjoyed the closing lines.

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  2. I liked the line /her dreams begged for sunlight/. I got a little lost between her liking of her reflection and preparation for a new day, but I enjoyed the ride.

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  3. I enjoyed the references and analogies to space as you created another layer to the quote. The ending is beautiful….”light bounding among the star-point hopes shining in the dark.

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