helium rain

February 1, 2001
picture of Saturn






helium rain

falling

for two billion years

warming Saturn

whose heart

would have been

frozen

but for a soft

warm

steady

rain

of

liquid metal

The poem "helium rain" is © 2001 Gary W. Longsine, All Rights Reserved.

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