by Elsa Cunnington
Her blinding beauty captured them,
And they orbited her,
Some up close, some from afar
Mercury, Venus, Earth then Mars
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, neptune and little Pluto
With her ever changing temperature,
Mercury only had eyes for the Sun
Venus and her twin, Earth, were struck too
But Earth was loved by the Moon who never seemed to be seen
There was Mars too, smaller than Earth, but just as temperate
Cloudy Jupiter too, but loved by seventy nine others,
All affecting one another
Eccentric Saturn, keeping her distance
And the blue siblings, Uranus only a little bolder than Neptune
Timid Pluto, far out, hiding behind the others, but still orbiting her beauty.
Yet she, the Sun, the center of it all,
She does not see the plants the way they see her,
She only has eyes for her Galaxy.
The galaxy does not see her,
She is just one of the thousands of stars,
All orbiting the center of our galaxy.
So here we all are, stuck looking in the other direction
Not seeing the one who loves us, but the one we cannot have.