Like the mixing salt and fresh water
making it not favorable for either species,
we have come to a brackish place —
marsh grass obscuring our view, and we,
like young crabs, hiding from imagined predators.
Voyager visited finding storms, a cyclonic
Great Dark Spot. Your biggest moon, Triton,
is a captured dwarf planet. Carbon squeezed
out of methane mixes with water, creating
crystallized carbon. It’s raining diamonds on Neptune.
This day set to give rest to laborers
is not a weekend, back to school,
or merchandise on sale. Science confirms
this is not the end of summer —
then why am I so terribly sad?
This morning, the waning crescent Moon fronted
Gemini the Twins – Castor and brother Pollux.
Not identical. They don’t really look alike.
Pollux is brighter, more golden. Favored child?
All of us unique. All are stars.