Talking to Pluto

A manuscript on vellum

pigments of blues and greens

so vivid that a medieval

face smiles at me

like a neighbour going

for a walk with his quill.

 

Did he paint Pluto

as he mapped the stars

noting a dot on the edge

of sight, imagining

a shape shrouded in

goldleaf snowbells?

 

Here is patience

that travels still

in time to us,

an illumination

drawn in space

 

 

 

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