Children form an orrery, and all the planets collide.

orrery001A frenzied kid
skirts the Sun
and giggles

while somewhere in the middle
giants drag along their cliques.

On the outskirts
Pluto and friends
grow bored

each minute just a foot shuffle
to the right.

Once in a blue
a planet tattles
on one of its moons
to the Sun.

Many near misses
in this tiny room

where Jupiter and Saturn
elbow each other

and the asteroids
wink at Mars

not so far away
after all.

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