Haikus of planets and moons

Planets suspended
on the ecliptic like notes
on a music staff.



Jupiter’s lover,
Io, swings round at his waist
held close yet aloof.

Europa: her shell
alabaster and black grooves
may hide an ocean.



Cold Enceladus
a marble levitating
above icy rings.



Uranus will round
the sun once in my short life
glistening green jewel.



blue bands punctuated by
white tendril storm clouds.

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