Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Poem 17: Sunray

You took your time
Eight minutes and nineteen seconds
I guess that's a pretty long way
If you're a photon

Still, I'm awfully glad you made the trip
And weren't tempted to stop off
In Venus' beguiling atmosphere
Or Mercury's boils and bubbles

You've hit this rock with a
Barely perceptible bang
Transforming some air into
A very very very slightly hotter state

Thanks for coming anyway
I was a bit too chilly before you got here


Written (with apologies!) in the style of www.expendablefriend.com


heavy hedonist said...

Bitching at the sun-- Yes!

heavy hedonist said...

Addtiionally-- i mean, it's interesting, it's funny, it's witty, and it's natural. I feel it-- It's been snowing here on and off for days, and grey and cold and miserable.
Today, the sun comes back, I read this poem, and I feel it.

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