Planet Nine from Outer Space
It’s out there
Will we see it
Will we be looking back
Before it hits us from behind
I have a name for it
Because more wisdom should not hurt
Unless a planet can wage judgment
It’s relative, I guess
If not ironic
We look for something new
In outer space
While on the inside
Do we hear the cry for
A cousin to our planet
A source of helps and agencies
To make us glad we’re not the only ones
Who can say
C L Couch
By Tomruen, nagualdesign; background taken from File:ESO – Milky Way.jpg – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47105354
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
July 15, 2018 at 9:36 pm
Maybe it makes us feel better that there are others of our kind (or similar) out their, so that we are less alone. That we are not the only ones destroying are only home on earth. Maybe we are enterprising, happy there is posdibillity for life father earth, because we see the inevitability that one day we won’t be able to fix our mistakes and mistreatment or her (earth, Gaia etc.). Great piece.
July 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm
Yes, I think knowing we’re not alone means more than we know. I hadn’t thought so clearly about others also making mistakes with their home worlds, which certainly makes sense. I do think folk wonder what will happen if we damage our planet irreparably through our own choices and actions. Sigh. Thanks for your insights!
July 16, 2018 at 2:53 am
You’re welcome. Hope they weren’t all depressing. 🤭