The comet has been passing
I haven’t seen it
There’s too much ambient light
Too many clouds
Or too much haze
I did pretty well with Hale-Bopp
And I’ve seen good photographs of this one
That might be all there is
At least for days we haven’t been
Waiting for the end
As was the way with comets’ appearing
We know our plagues
C L Couch
Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash
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 23, 2020 at 6:11 pm
So many unknowns circling us, Christopher. It’s a wonder we survive.
July 23, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Yes, all the things that kill us, Len, and yet as a species we’re still here. A paradox? Does nature go in for paradox?
July 23, 2020 at 6:48 pm
Yes, there’s that. We have quite enough actual menaces without worrying about what the stars predict.
July 23, 2020 at 9:27 pm
I’m glad we’re not terrified by comets simply showing up in the sky. You’re right, we have enough crises on Earth.
July 25, 2020 at 8:56 am
I’m surprised nobody in team Trump has declared the comet the reason for Covid, China, civil unrest, racism etc etc
July 26, 2020 at 12:17 am
Hmm, next thing you know he’d start burning witches, even though he claims to be a victim of witch hunts.
July 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm
Such depth in this, especially at the end
July 25, 2020 at 12:38 am
Thank you for saying this! It’s a relief to have an asset someone else has seen.