by Dan Campion
“I said ‘Hey, Houston, I’ve got the world in my window.’”
—Michael Collins, Astronaut
“I love a window. . . . The whole of life already framed. Right there.”
—Maude Lewis, Folk Artist
When Michael Collins orbited
It seems he felt unlimited,
Like Maudie: Whole. Calm. Free.
With Neil and Buzz encamped below,
Mike Collins ruled the sky.
He saw, in thumbnail size, a glow:
Our whole world flitting by.
He took up painting later on,
Got tranquil scenes just so.
The light is right, and then is gone.
A window’s opened, though.