Bio Note: Since I was a child I have been fascinated by the weather and the solar system. Like human beings, things in outer space and in the atmosphere have very complex relationships. These poems describe the Sun in three different ways: a patient and persistent lover, a self-involved, attention-seeking man, and an abusive father. This poem was written in response to a prompt that were shared with me by the leaders of an online poetry group that comes to life each April for National Poetry Month.
he visits her uninvited after her creation, to him merely an object, offspring of hot desire. she overhears ragged rumors whispered by the stars; “he keeps his children helpless, revolving around him, all existence at his whim.” Sol can be an angry sort thus Luna keeps her distance hiding behind Mother Earth lest his fiery hands shake her slap her punch her adding fresh bruises to her silent face.
©2023 Steve Bell
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