Sometimes when the light is just right,
it will appear out in the far distance.
Just below the horizon,
a faint, yet frigidly pure strip of electric blue,
distilled over and over through hundreds of miles of atmosphere.
Protected from contamination, it stays safely in the distance.
Envied by all, even the rainbow,
a symbol of all the things we can never reach,
the things we cannot even understand.
George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books