Sally Kristen Ride (1951 – 2012)

Gravity no longer holds her down
and what she’s learning now,
she will not reach back to teach us –

not as we sit here, anyway.
Who knows what learnings lie ahead
once we’ve followed her path?

But let it not be soon:
we have still too much to learn here
in lessons already given;
her teaching doesn’t end

with her breath.

I should really also link to Ysabetwordsmith’s She Walks in Light and Darkness, which sparked this one.

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1 Response to Sally Kristen Ride (1951 – 2012)

  1. Sherwood Smith says:

    I like your poem.

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