Parallax

 
why is it
we can 
estimate
across 
the galaxy
the distance
of a star
from earth – 
  
yet across
the room 
I cannot tell
how far
your body 
is from mine

‘Parallax’ was inspired by a news item about the use of parallax to estimate the distance of objects on the other side of our galaxy. It first appeared in Independent Variable on August 1 2018.

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