‘Our Jar’ by Nicole Barnes
Astronauts who venture into the void
of celestial bodies and nebulous clouds
learn to swim in hydrogenous lakes and
laugh at infinitesimal human life.
They know that beyond earth
myriads of civilizations
(too elusive for the rest of us to grasp)
& meanwhile, we humans
are trapped in a jar
conditioned to think
the lid’s the sky.
Nicole Barnes | ’20