Poems of the Week

Glowing Pains

by Jesse Anna Bornemann

“Ever wonder what the Sun looked like in its infancy? A new image from NASA’s
James Webb Space Telescope has captured what Earth’s sun looked like when it was
only a few tens of thousands of years old.”

A cute, baby Sun—an adorable scene!
But how did our giant star look as a teen?

This question now has me enormously vexed.
At some point I’d love to send NASA a text.

Perhaps they’d reply with a puzzled ellipsis: …
A dark, brooding Sun? Well, that’s what an eclipse is!