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   Poems by Jim Fulcomer          

Goodby, Alpha Centauri

I came across some news today, which perplexed me in an Astro-way.

It seems our close companion star, has been re-named, for reasons far

beyond my depth of understanding of how things work in stellar branding.

Yes, Alpha Centauri is no more. Now Rigel Kentaurus has the floor.

But Proxima Centauri still remains, in sky catalog and brains.

So make a note: address the same. He just has a brand new name.

Despite all this, I have no doubt, his welcome mat will not be out.