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Interview with a Planet Nobody Realized Was Hiding Behind the Sun

How long were you planning to keep this up?

Given the choice, I might leave,

but I like it here.

Tell us about the sun.

Burn up once

and then return

do it all over again.

How did you avoid getting noticed for so long?

The radio says the age of discovery is not yet over,

so keep trying.

You were listening to our radios?

And bent stalks of corn, and satellites

and the next generation preparing

to enter the atmosphere.

What can you see from over there?

Everything

dropping into open

mouths.

from Poetry Northwest 12.2 Winter & Spring 2018More by Jolene Brink from the library

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