Before today’s sunrise, our two brightest planets,

Venus and Jupiter, came close together.

Both inside my one field of view –

“An illusion. Only from our Earthly perspective,”

you said, moving away in cold sunlight.


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Astronomical conjunctions explained


In Retrograde

Like Jupiter, I am now poised, stationary,

beginning my retrograde motion back in time.

That king planet’s eastern journey turns west.

Or so it appears. I’m reverse orbiting,

hoping to undo some things done counterclockwise.