Eight minutes.

It takes eight minutes 
for light after leaving the sun,
to reach earth.
four hundred and eighty
seconds, give or take a few.

But it can take a million 
years for light born at the 
core of our star to reach 
it's surface.

Sometimes the morning 
sun upon my skin,
is older than the 
stone beneath my feet. 

seasores - n j w

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