A Thought Experiment
It's a dark, cloudless, moonless night.
You're outside, lying on your back,
gazing into a blazing, star-filled sky.
Imagine that Mother Earth
is gently holding you to her body
as she journeys through the cosmos.
Imagine, also, that you are looking, not up,
but down into the stars.
You and Mother Earth are moving downward
at breakneck speed
into the vast spaciousness,
with you leading the way
like the hood ornament
on an old Packard.
Can you feel yourself grin?