Mark R Slaughter


On The Beauty of Betelgeuse


Black up there
Tonight - good seeing
For ‘scopes
And hopes;
Orion reminds -
Betelgeuse is blowing.

Teasing, in a way,
The competition -
Who's to go before
The other? -

Yet we partner, blushing
Knowing - a sort of conscientiousness -
For neither bears control;
We're warming -
The hidden disingenuousness
Is playing out our role.

Betelgeuse's beauty
Bears a legend,
Frowning at the portent
In our stubbornness.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2012

Submitted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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