Echoes Through the Vacuum

by WC Roberts

aim the ears; angle the orbitals
toward the deep field
for echoes

swing past the oblong egg
of the heliosphere
living probes, grandfather tech
to explore beyond the boundaries
we have known
a Rubicon of data
the pulses, binary wonder
dreaming of the cradle and the bough

tap into the heady stream
view the monitors; hear the howl
interpret the static

taste the welling pride as they continue on
and savor the delight
echoing back from the edge
to revive our deadened wonder

Image Courtesy of NASA

WC Roberts

WC Roberts likes being a hermit and writing. He has had poetry published in James Gunn’s Ad Astra, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine and in many others.