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Planet K Is Cobalt Black

            Planet K is Cobalt Black

Planet K circles 5 distant suns 5 times every day
Spins in and out of orbit of each one in figure 8’s
Rotates counter clockwise
The only one in this solar system 
To travel retrograde 
There is no water on Planet K
Not a single drop in sky or ground
It is imported from their moon by rockets
Planet K is cobalt black and flat
No valley, mountain, tree or person there
Robots carve images of men and woman out of marble
Who died off long ago
They use the water to anoint the tombs of fallen ones
And pray to them because they died
Androids could not be programmed otherwise
Man made them in their image
To preserve their art, their culture and way of life
To survive every condition
Including the human one



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  1. Date: 8/31/2014 11:11:00 AM

    chilling kind of flash fiction quilled with depth... the last line is a killer, earl.. huggs