the suitor

like a planet circling the sun
around you I move   a planet
among planets I never tire
your attractions impel me onward
your radiance is my only light
but in your order which planet am I
Mercury the closest
or the farthest Pluto –
if Mercury  let me live
forever in your flames
if Pluto  ice-bound I die
far removed from your loving fire

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

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