Theory of Retrograde Motion in a Glass Container



I wonder if there are animals
in the water
in the glass
left out in cold November Sun

Their world is going to evaporate and freeze
at the same time
Low clouds leave a message for them
enjoy what you can


A crazy man named all the things he saw
he didn’t know about the other people
that they had all agreed on the names.
Parker was his name for Mars

The other people tried to explain
Parker’s retrograde motion with
hand-waving theories of epicycles
and other wild inventions


But the man named all the time the Earth was orbiting the Sun
and the Sun made enough light for eccentric Mars
to be seen and for water to either
freeze or thaw animals in a glass left out.




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