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It last appeared
to the Neanderthal,
hurled from beyond
the Oort,
a great loop embraced
our ascent against
the longevity
of the horseshoe crab,
the secretive coelacanth,
our journey through
art and war,
creation and destruction
as our artifice reeled
beyond stone
toward the realm
of un-reality –

When it returns
we will have vanished
into the cloud,
but the crustacean
will still be drawn
by the waning moon
to lay its cache
upon the shore.

The science inspiring the piece:
'A Bright Green "Christmas Comet" Will Fly the Closest to Earth in Centuries' - The New York Times

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