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All the marbles

17 Apr 2013, 01:57 UTC
All the marbles David Aguilar. (Image courtesy of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Playing marbles on this manhole cover beside the street I pit my milky moons against the hot Jupiter you slowly turn in your pocket its equatorial bulge the excess I hope to snag in some stray corner of this maze. See this innocuous pink planet I’ve been saving? If I’m lucky, it will rush in …Read More

“‘Hot Jupiter’ Orbits Distant Star”: image by David Aguilar. (Image courtesy of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.)
Playing marbles
on this manhole cover
beside the street
I pit my milky moons
against the hot Jupiter
you slowly turn
in your pocket
its equatorial bulge
the excess
I hope to snag
in some stray corner
of this maze.
See this innocuous pink planet
I’ve been saving?
If I’m lucky,
it will rush in
and find your giant
sleeping.

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