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Jupiter’s Dream

by Diana Anderson

Jupiter whispered secrets in my ear today.
“I want to fly away to the furthest
reaches of the universe and discuss
the meaning of life with dark matter.”

Saturn laughed at Jupiter’s folly.
“You might as well try to blow out the stars.”

Jupiter turned to look at me.
“Perhaps I shall try. I’ll leave one star gleaming
to gaze at in the night sky. I’ll listen
to the heartbeat of the universe.”

Neptune smiled knowingly.
“The shadows of the galaxies have
never been seen, but we know they are there,
dancing on the backdrop of space.”

Jupiter spread his arms and declared,
“One day I’ll know the loneliness of comets,
and I will be their eternal friend.”

Copyright © 2015 by Diana Anderson

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