Summer is filled with Saturn
A welcome guest, whom I invited.
When he sits in the house,
He already has his own chair.
It’s a sensible chair.
It has arms that are sturdy, of course.
He bought it at a yard sale
He told me.
Haggled for $5.
Saturn doesn’t take up a lot of space,
and is mostly pretty silent, but I
can feel him breathing with the floor.
We go up and down, together.
Saturn is my friend, and when he’s good,
I even lend him my flip-flops, and send
him out to the pool with Neptune.
Yes, they do have sun protection.
Sometimes they square off and fight,
but mostly they just
make stuff happen, together.
Neptune is always hard to pin down, making
images with the clouds. He doesn’t know if
he is drawing with his mind, or if that bunny
is really there.
But, Saturn, he draws those same pictures
in the sand with his finger, and then