A haiku poem to Orion

As a child I wasn’t particularly marveled by the space I couldn’t see. I tried counting all the stars in the sky and stared tirelessly into the abyss for the chance of catching Orion’s Belt or the Big Dipper. But that’s as far as it went.

This past weekend, I went to see Interstellar and despite what critics say about the movie, I think it sparked a curiosity in space for me that so many other space-related films failed to do.

Today, a different Orion was scheduled to blast off into the sparkly vastness but due to the forces of nature and the failures of mankind, the launch has been delayed.

In tribute and anticipation, I wrote a short poem in haiku style. Enjoy.

Oh poor Orion

Stuck on land with all of us

Waiting for the show

Antsy you must be

To detach from your clutter

And blast off, fly free


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