July 14th, 2015

Egrets Reading

Pluto Flyby

I've always loved Pluto, and to quote one of my facebook friends, it apparently loves us:

(photo courtesy of NASA)

the years
between us
Pluto flyby

- Deborah P Kolodji

One of my favorite poems that I've written about Pluto comes from 1997, "Pluto Waltzes," which was originally published in Tales of the Unanticipated #17 (winter 1997)

Pluto Waltzes

at the edge partnered in eccentricity
embracing a moon-spouse in the icy darkness
twirling oddball lovers oblivious
to the natural turnings of the universe
dancing out of step, leaning askew
hearing the flutes of a minuet
while the solar system fox trots

to tunes of terrestrial worlds & gas giants.
Being neither, two faces eternally locked
whirling a two hundred and forty-eight year old
dance tour & as heat increases, steamy
endearments become enveloping methane clouds
bubbling with nitrogen before do-si-do-ing
into the winter of atmospheric snowfall.

- Deborah P Kolodji
Tales of the Unanticipated #17
Winter 1997