Big Echo

Critical SF

Probe for Proxima b 

by Christopher Cokinos

The size of what you’re reading

weight of light

speed of questions this

new distance a

needle how it goes 20

years there

here here

is the rocky home of our lack

not what you’re holding

but what you can’t

assent sent a watery flicker sent

bars of the feed

assembling for years

as though equal

to the loneliness of our gravity.

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