Newly Wise


The comet has been passing

I haven’t seen it

There’s too much ambient light

Too many clouds

Or too much haze

I did pretty well with Hale-Bopp

And I’ve seen good photographs of this one

That might be all there is


At least for days we haven’t been

Waiting for the end

As was the way with comets’ appearing


We know our plagues


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