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Now Departing: Deep Space 1
by Romeo Esparrago


solar cells darkened
asteroids navigated
mission accomplished

k-band power gone
ion engine spent and dry
once warm, now frozen

darkness lies ahead
momentum pushes onward
farewell, Mother Earth

Borrelly long past
Sol a distant point of light
destination: stars

SciFaiku (haiku) & impressionistic art © 2002 by Romeo Esparrago
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