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Space traveller watches Earth receding. 

circa 1950
Without

 

Some poet (not me)

who signed up for a space walk

as a vacation

from Social Media,

switched off

the intercom —

felt she was floating,

and/or spinning slowly, later wrote

about the first 60 minutes

of this distancing

from Earth

123456— Quiet? No, I

could still hear my breathing

and it was loud, like shouting, and it

was all

I was.

 

And

very distracting.

 

 

© E.E. Nobbs

Picture 10148792, unattributed illustration, circa 1950

 

 

E.E. Nobbs lives in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Her poetry book The Invisible Girl was published in 2013, after winning the Doire Press International Poetry Competition. Her website is at https://ellyfromearth.wordpress.com/