If I were Jupiter

If I were Jupiter I would try to mind my own business
Seriously. As if it wasn’t enough to be that attractive:
Taller than everyone, broad shoulders
And such a penetrating eye!
Everybody wants to come close to him, of course
– Even comets, those show offs!
The guy is simply, well, magnetic
Even small microbes such as scientists send him stuff!

Well, life is unfair in the Solar System
Big-shots get all possible attention
Whereas I, a simple grain of dust,
Just go around and around
Never able to escape the Sun
Let alone being noticed by those next to me

Haikus on the Solar System

I had this idea of publishing haikus more or less often. Even better: about the Solar System objects. I will be posting them as they appear.

Hiding from a hawk
the mockingbird eats big bugs.
Mom hand-picks nice beans

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Light just travels fast
Whirling towards a black hole.
Light up the fireplace!

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Sun shines on Saturn
Bouncing from my wedding band.
Should it be roses?

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What is the space-time
But to stargaze, one more time,
Now and the next spring?

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A bench at the park
One feels the colorless wind.
(Not in the storm’s eye.)

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My mute screwdriver
Turns around a speechless bolt
Birds chirp underneath

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A very bright day
I do not gaze at a screen.
Deep, black dotted sky

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An awful weather
Eyes are sadly frustrated
Seeing stars on a screen

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I see stars in Space
Imagination leads me
Chilled, I pray in peace

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I travel to Space
My eyes fall down with the leaves
Church doors are opened

Once, in Europa

When he first saw her, was impressed by such an unheard smooth skin. Pale, finely hydrated… Clever, he had found his way to her, with impressive detail. Soon he was having thoughts. She, was inviting: almost begged to be “explored” – no jokes. He was most interested – who woudn’t? It’s an almost unique love story anyway. But Juliet had a huge, mean father. Insomuch tyrannical. On his side, everybody said “forget it”, “she lives too far”, “you won’t get anything from that”. She sure was forced to keep some distance. He doesn’t care tough, given his intelligence. Romeo believes she has life in her, albeit exotic. And he owns quite a good rocket. Fate had separated them. Despite that, something won’t change: he’s not stopping, as Fate is just another challenge.