A flint, a flask, a rocketship,
A glint, a glass, a dome,
A spark, a signal spiralling
A million miles from home.

A stint, a star, a spacestation,
A tint, a turn, a word,
From far the distant echoing,
A ping, but have you heard?

A plaint, a plank, a telescope,
A faint, a flank, a name,
Across the wheeling emptiness
A hope you feel the same.

A trait, a task, a satellite,
Constraint, a class, an end,
A voice across the vacuum
A message to a friend.

25th July 2022