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Planet Nine from Outer Space

Planet Nine from Outer Space

(the sequel)

 

It’s out there

Will we see it

Will we be looking back

Before it hits us from behind

I have a name for it

Minerva

Because more wisdom should not hurt

Unless a planet can wage judgment

On another

 

It’s relative, I guess

If not ironic

When

We look for something new

In outer space

While on the inside

Do we hear the cry for

Something more

On Earth

 

A cousin to our planet

A source of helps and agencies

If willing

Maybe not,

To make us glad we’re not the only ones

Who can say

We’re here

 

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By Tomruen, nagualdesign; background taken from File:ESO – Milky Way.jpg – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47105354

 

Planet Minerva

Planet Minerva

 

Except for Earth and

Uranus (a Greek divinity,

Parenting gods as well),*

We name

 

Our planets for gods of

Rome, perhaps stabilizing

Legacies

 

X, Y, Z—Planet X (not

Roman ten, since Pluto’s

Demotion) might need a

Name

 

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

Planets

 

(*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)

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