BILLIONS

In August
astronomers around the world
saw things through
their telescopes
that amazed them.

Though I read about it
I failed to comprehend
the written word.

But I did grasp that
they saw something
very interesting
and what they saw occurred
a hundred and forty
billion years ago.

I do wonder if my body
will ever astound astronomers
(or anyone with a good telescope)
a good many years hence
if they see me from afar
a billion years hence.

I will, of course have died
but the slowness of light years
will have saved me
and I will be visible somewhere.

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