Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In honor of the impending transit of Venus

The Transit of Venus
by Laura E. Goodin ©2012

They gather, looking to join fire and mud,
to discuss at last
the ratio of yearning to cold fact.

She's bound to show.

They squint and scowl, glance at their watches,
waiting for her wild arrival.

With a pulse of joy,
they see her.
It's like they've always known.
The iron laws that brought her here
do not affect her pounding heart.

By her dance across the sun
are all things measured.