The Green Shed

Photo: Orion

The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula

Taken from the AZ desert, this is a stacked image from about 20 exposures (30s each), tracked with a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer. Zoom in and you can see the Eagle Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, and Great Orion Nebula, among other features. Sony A7R IVa, 85mm, f/1.8.

Fragments

Promises broken
The jagged fragments of our alloy
Split apart
Piercing my soul
Cutting the path
For the scars yet to come

Dust

Trampled under foot
Worn down by eons
Broken into pieces
One grain at a time.

The rock you used to be,
Once strong, towering, unshakable.

Dust.

Now a wind is blowing
out of the East.
Lifted up and carried aloft
Grain by grain.

Flying, flying, flying,
Settling
Bit by bit
Into the soil
Nourishing a forest,
You never knew existed.