*German astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the International Space Station in July posted photos of Israel and the Gaza Strip and rocket explosions overnight from space. The images from 248 miles away went viral.
was I when I saw that Gaza and Israel’s bombs
and not their borders are visible from the perspective of space
–strife & stark beauty–
shocked like the sailfin molly spied by a foraging pelican from 65 feet,
who tucks & twists to the left (to protect its trachea and esophagus),
& plunges, the impact paralyzing the little fish,
making it easier to scoop into his expandable pouch.