Low-Orbit Astronaut

Dangling in a chunky white onesie

over dark dotted chasms

hot, then cold, always airless.

Thickly sown star soil,

too far for a human lens

to detect while Earth looms

upside down, cloud reefs,

cut-out continents and mirror

seas submerged under a thread-

thin atmosphere that scrapes

astronaut scalps at 28, 000 km

per hour.