Solstice 3


Because something smacked the Earth

Billions of years ago,

We lost our axis to ninety degrees

And gained the seasons


Everything we sing about

All the agriculture,

The seasons of our labor

The romance of tilting under windmills

(axis upon axis)


We have what we have because an alien thing struck



Sometimes intrusion

As cosmic intervention

(how would life be without its turns)

Can be wonderful


C L Couch