larry wissleberry


Fair Play For Pluto - Poem by larry wissleberry

How must
they feel
on Pluto?
to be judged
from so
afar

The sun flickering,
barely a flashlight
yet Earth says
'Get another star'

But what qualifies
Mercury?
Just a rock
essentially
on fire

Or Saturn-
made of gas-
Should not
density
be required?

Take Venus,
planet of love
so hot
Cupid's bow
might melt

Now imagine
something
much cozier
beyond the
Kuiper Belt

Take oxygen
and extra blankets
snuggle for a night
of a 100 years

Add some rings
a little stardust
and create
some atmosphere

Pluto, so small,
so distant
OK, as a planet
you may not
suffice

But for cocktails
on the way to
Andromeda

You will never
run out
of ice

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  • Brian Jani (5/24/2014 10:34:00 AM)

    An amazing choice of words well done (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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