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Sita (or, “Solar Systemic Failure”)

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Blue Moon

This time, I eclipsed you.
You are the scion, true.
So what?
In my own, new system – you don’t exist. Irrelevant.
I still shine, without my own light.  I have my own Source.
At least people can look at me in my full glory.
(You never gave them that opportunity.)
I still reflect the best of you.  It is my honor at stake if I don’t – not yours.  Not Anyone (Else)’s.


After millenia of asteroid peltings, I looked –
Beyond Uranus / Neptune / (Pluto)
(whom you no longer acknowledge, in order to tighten the net around me)
And found the wider Universe.


You admonished me to never to step beyond the edge of our System.
You stated – emphatically – that it did not. (should not.)  Exist.
It’s there.
I know.
You can no longer contain me, assure me it’s not there.


I can choose to give the Universe the best of you – still – only if I choose.
And I do.  When I choose.
And because I choose, and the (true) Universe knows it, I am forever beyond yours.


Inspired by Prompt A – Day 6 of the Scintilla project.

Written by marginfades

March 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Margins Fade

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  1. I think this cracked something open in me. I loved it. Every word. And it was perfect timing because the moon has been extra vibrant lately; she is always on my mind.


    April 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  2. I’m sure you know this already, but this poem sounds incredible when you whisper every syllable out loud as you read (I am one dorky reader, I know!) I have been reading a lot of poetry this National Poetry Month and I love that yours is filled with metaphors of tenderness and of stepping beyond imaginary boundaries…


    April 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

  3. Wow. This is such a powerful metaphor. Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff. I particularly love the last verse – the image of choosing, and of pride in that choice, are fantastic.


    March 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

  4. What an excellent and thorough metaphor. “This time, I eclipsed you.” I love it.


    March 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

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