How to Fly by Neptune

August 17, 2018

Original

Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but now lives in Pittsburgh. She writes both fiction and poetry, and has won the Rhysling Award and the Elgin Award. Her credits include Analog, F&SF, and Strange Horizons. She has an antiquated website at https://www.marysoonlee.com and tweets at @MarySoonLee.

Do not taste his magnetosphere,
his tilted manipulations
of hapless particles.

Do not behold his dusty rings,
their shepherd moons,
their dark arcs.

Do not descend close enough
to sense the inner heat
beneath his storms.

Remember the gravity of his crime,
why the Sun sentenced him
to this far orbit.

Do not listen to his pleas.
Stop up your ears.
Be resolute.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
© Mary Soon Lee

You May Also Like...

How to Speak to Pluto

How to Speak to Pluto

Address him as Sir or Pluto,never by minor-planet designation. Avoid the terms planet or dwarf;he is more than his...

Celestial Mary (Galilean Daughter)

Celestial Mary (Galilean Daughter)

“…Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?” — Acts 1:11Dia/gnosis: leo lady bastard first child of heliocentric mind...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment