Planet Minerva


Except for Earth and

Uranus (a Greek divinity,

Parenting gods as well),*

We name


Our planets for gods of

Rome, perhaps stabilizing



X, Y, Z—Planet X (not

Roman ten, since Pluto’s

Demotion) might need a



If (say it “Iks”) Ix won’t

Work for (new) planet

Number nine,


I recommend Minerva,

Imposing wisdom on

Our solar notion that we

Are done meeting our



(*finished here or read

the note below


And on a profound-less

Note, if Uranus,

Pronounced either way,

Still leaves the

Audience dying, then

We could take the

Roman form for that

And call it Caelus or

Coelus, more sonorous

In transliteration)