in one second
there was one moment where i cradled
six or seven planets in my arms
it wasn't the most elegant affair
but it was something that needed to get done
she whispers to mars, "so go get hurt"
she laughs at space, "you're so infinite"
she murmurs in venus' ear, "i don't care if we're both born women
as long as i can love you like a human can"
it took a few minutes
to drop all the consonants and add a couple vowels
i never asked you to hold up the earth, atlas
never asked you to stay on the straight-and-narrow
but it's something that needs to get done
she sings to saturn, "so just stay silent"
she purrs to io, "you're so volatile"
she hums in neptune's ear, "i don't care that you're a god
as long as i can hurt you like a human can"
it might take a decade
but if she keeps talking
i think i can hold up that extra planet.