the Milky Way
of her childhood
is gone from the sky
Note: a recent science article said that when a large city suffers a major earthquake and loses all electric power, such as happened with the Northridge quake back in the 90s, the emerceny centers are flooded with calls asking "What has happened to the sky?" because without city lights the night sky is visible in all it's glory and many who live in the light pollution of city lights have never seen the Milky Way. The article got me thinking that it has been a long time since I have seen it. I didn't realize until that moment how pervasive is the light pollution even in my rural area.
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