In honour of Paper Poetry’s first year
Swallowing gases birthing stars
this gargantuan mouth is open for business,
chewing elements in what looks like an
awful mess within exploding dust clouds
raising temperatures way beyond the chill it burns.
High energy UV radiation photons prizing electrons
from hydrogen reconnecting once ionized
showing off its new wavelength colours
nurturing its stellar nursery riding atop
constellation Monoceros on the unicorn’s broad shoulders.
Once finished feasting the canvas splattered upon,
this interstellar creation gives a Pollock or two
more than a run for their creative money,
after all their paints, brushes, and canvas
would not be theirs to create without a cousin such as you.
The governor of Oklahoma declares they have adopted you,
only a human with an ego found in such false power
would find the arrogance to look upon your face
let alone claim to own you!
Enjoy consuming his insignificant stardust.
James G Brennan 2021
Submitted to Paper Poetry in honour of their first fabulous year. Congratulations, long may you continue!
Thank you all for reading and your precious time. Always. J. 🙏☘✨