new poem up on The Bangalore Review

Nasa Image see credit below

this same sun

Many thanks to the editors for choosing my poem, this same sun (which is titled differently on the site as The Same Sun).

This poem began a few years ago as I traveled Loop 1604 south toward China Grove to see a friend who has since left her body for other realms. I dedicate this poem to Debbie now. May she rest in peace or journey on in glee whichever the case may be for her dear Spirit.

The heart of this work and of this post is that humans are finite beings as flesh and that, we are equal, living on and sharing the same planet, and the same sun.

While we are here, wouldn’t it be lovely if we could share equally and be compassionate and kind?

Thanks for reading.



image credit & info:

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth’s magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3. Picuted here is a lighten blended version of the 304 and 171 angstrom wavelengths. Cropped Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO NASA image use policy. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.


  1. Congratulations d! Your personal comment in your note hoping for a kinder world was much like Sandguru’s frequent prayer. I enjoy reading him each day. Thank you again for introducing him to me 🙏 Wishing you a very Happy New Year 🎊 Your dedicated student Tom


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