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by David Adès

I came to you from the dark, unseen,
not telegraphing myself in any blaze of light,

my approach years in the making,
and you, a mystery, an enigma.

I dreamed of your face filling my vision
until, momentarily, it did —

to hold that moment for a lifetime,
the arrival of love, the departure.


New Horizons’ image of Pluto
and its “Valentine plain,” July 14, 2015

Copyright © 2016 by David Adès

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