larry wissleberry

Fair Play For Pluto - Poem by larry wissleberry

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

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

But what qualifies
Just a rock
on fire

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

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

Now imagine
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

But for cocktails
on the way to

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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