jealous of the sun

Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket
Published in
2 min readApr 5, 2024

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Photo by Plato Terentev on Pexels

the sun sleeps longer than I do
what kind of sick joke is that?
it feels like the cruel bastard
is waiting for me to come up…
and him — everyone’s talking
about his big day… people
scouting out prime locations,
taking days off from work,
buying special glasses just
to witness it — the solar eclipse…
but I’m sitting here thinking,
what about me?
I too am being eclipsed
I have been occluded,
blocked, unable to show
my real talents
for what…

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Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket

Speculative fiction writer from New York. Editor of Scuzzbucket. For published work visit francoamatiwrites.com or buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/francoamati