From Jupiter to Star & back

Dear Star,

How are you?
You are 
so far
I know 
though you’re
still rotating
& re-making

I just want
you to know
That I am
trying to
too &
I am
For you
& living.

I miss our
Our transmissions

But enough time
has passed
& I am busy with
all the star things
for this eternity

Love Jupiter


Dear Jupiter,

I think often & fondly of you, & your many beautiful moons. You are far away. I wish you were close. But that, of course, is not how this galaxy works.

Still, I love you. When the nebula I am now nested in, paints a particularly colourful glow on dark matter & the æther, it reminds me of your best art. & I’m still moved by all that you are.

Thank you for writing.

I love you.


© Niliema Karkhanis

Authour’s note: a poem for day 11 of glopowrimo on their prompt to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters either to yourself or to a famous person.

This is both allegorical & metaphorical; a fictional story about 2 human characters.

Star is written with both an astronomical reference & a reference to public recognition or fame of some sort in mind.

Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

2 thoughts on “From Jupiter to Star & back

  1. Alana

    I love how the voices and poetic styles of Jupiter and the Star are so distinct. The Sun sounds older, wiser, more learned. 🙂 Interesting coinidence, I also went with an astronomy motif today.

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    1. nrk Post author

      Thank you for noticing that. I’ve been trying to work on creating characters within short poems, so I appreciate that you noticed that. Astronomy themes are the best! I enjoyed your piece as well! 🙂🌟⭐



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