The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Spring 2023 (issue #3)

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35. Poetry by Kenneth Pobo

James Webb Telescope & other poems

James Webb Telescope,
a galaxy hides from you,
spring under a leaf.

All this wanting to
get to Mars. Leave Mars alone!
Her red is fury.

Ninth planet, are you
there—or did we have a dream
that faded quickly?

First let’s ask the sun
Can we touch your corona?
It’s only polite.

Mercury and I
both have dark sides. It’s where we
write our best poems.

Kenneth Pobo

Kenneth Pobo’s story, “Neptune Boy,” appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine. His recent poetry collection, Gold Bracelet in a Cave: Aunt Stokesia, is from Ethel Press.