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Or, seeing shadows in an eclipse

By Matthew FrommPublished 6 months ago Updated 6 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

Venus sits her throne.

Pink men ponder the heavens,

asking, “What’s she cost?”



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Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

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  • Mackenzie Davis5 months ago

    My mind is spinning. Incredible haiku!

  • kp6 months ago

    wow! what a haiku, showing a mastery of the form.

  • ThatWriterWoman6 months ago

    You capture such large concepts and questions in such short pieces - Very well done!

  • Cathy holmes6 months ago

    This is great. Well done.

  • Oooo, this was so freaking cool! It's like soooo awesomeeee! Like Sonia said, she ain't no cheap date!

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  • JBaz6 months ago

    That was profoundly deep with so few words. Makes one think

  • Thavien Yliaster6 months ago

    Sonia Heidi Unruh makes a fair point. In a literal case and point we will look towards the other planets wondering what costs and investments we'll have to make to reach them, let alone inhabit them, terraform them, and dominate their landscapes. Think about Nasa, SpaceX, and even Amazon. Then think about what Venus represents. A goddess of love, intimacy, and even fertility. As a goddess a lot of people worship her or aspects of her. We worship the act of love in its various forms, we worship sex and imitate it in ways that are even highly unflattering (such as the porn industry), and when it comes to fertility reproductive rights are still a serious topic of debate regarding ethics and morality. In which many a side will label another as evil. Yet, like a God or goddess, there are people that become infuriated when their prayers go unanswered. Think of the angry people that long to have another person to share their life with and how their loneliness makes them feel jaded and spiteful at the world, think about how there are people that desire for the closeness and connection of more than skin-to-skin contact and yet their lack of it turns them to acts of violence, think of how there are people who constantly provide services of the flesh satiated others' carnal desires but only to never receive love and commitment in return, and think of those that wish to have their own legacy to continue onwards past them but their natural biology or the person that their committed to biology's incapable of doing so thus leaving them without any progeny. A goddess has been worshipped, strived for, attained, mocked, spat on, dismembered, and discarded. People want what they want. And they don't care about who they have to use to get it, be it mortal or immortal construct.

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh6 months ago

    Venus ain't no cheap date, that's for sure!:-) I appreciate all the layers in this

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