An astronaut floats in a universe of untouchable splendor
as blue green auroras dance and flicker.
Pinwheels of clouds turn slowly
above an uncommon earth,
where fall leaves surrender gently to laws of gravity
and tides roll with thunder.
Thrusters to return still won’t fire.
Her son turns six tomorrow.
MJ is an aviator, author, and speaker on ways risk and fear can work to our advantage to dream and explore. She is preparing for suborbital space flight.