Dancing Echoes

In the soft early hours of the whippoorwill
The gleam of Earth’s temporary guest 
Winds through our solar system
Its furtive tail rising above the tree tops
Hazy as first but growing more luminous by the minute
A race against the very sun that gives it measure
Your awe inspiring journey to places only imagined
Now the making of a magical morning for this earthling
And as you fade into the dayspring I bid farewell
-See you again in 6800 years

Ball of dust and ice
Hurtling through space and time
Another comet tale

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #239: Winding and the Thesaurus Game Challenge: Clandestinely

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