from The River by watercolor artist Alessandro Sanna
"The Sun’s hot corona continuously expands in space creating the solar wind, a stream of charged particles that extends to the heliopause at roughly 100 astronomical units. The bubble in the interstellar medium formed by the solar wind, the heliosphere, is the largest continuous structure in the Solar System.”
Wikipedia, “The Sun”
File under Thank You, Existence. Check out these Artistic Arrangements of Microscopic Algae Viewed Through A Microscope.
Three years ago, I stood on the dock near my father’s house
while the small shark suffocated & was killed.
He was like an angel culled up from the purple sea.
& the air smashed into him like an anvil
& his muscles sank desperately into the ribs. Terrible
terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible
to watch him that way. More terrible to waste my hands, just