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You Are My Solar System

23 April, 2018


by Azriel Johnson

You Are My Solar System

My soul insistence
Your eyes are moons
Your limbs are trajectories
of planetary fingers and toes
Your head is the universal connection
with hair tendrils stretching
light years
Your openings are black holes
transforming chemicals
with organic fusion, intense
pressure and bending the space­
time continuum to process
drawing nutrients and spiritual energy
Your heart pushes the energy through
I watch you orbit, you rotate
on an axis of love and you turn
my life into something revolutionary

“You Are My Solar System” by Azriel Johnson, from 2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology. Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016. Used by permission of the author.
Azriel Johnson is: an ink spatter analyst by day and a serial writer by night; the director of Writing Knights Press (on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram); the author of Poemaholic (The Poet’s Haven Press, 2015); the author of the mixed-media release Hack (Writing Knights Press, 2017); the author of the Dragon’s Bane Series of novels – Sunset Red, Rust & Blood and The Black God, with six more novels to follow (on Facebook and Twitter); an avid user of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and the host of “Take the Knight Off – Inspiration Showcase” in downtown Canton every second Friday of the month.


Write a clerihew, a rhymed four-line poem about a person. The rhyme scheme is AABB, and often the rhymes are ridiculous. The first line is the person’s name. Clerihews are often humorous, but the best are also true.

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