Artist's conception of Pluto

Alas
Poor Pluto, you
ID crisis iceball:
Disqualified outsider or
Tombaugh's
Distant darling? Demonized by
Kuiper Beltway schemers,
Politics spells
Meltdown.

Copyright © 2007, Ann K. Schwader

Image Credit: NASA/JPL

Ann K. Schwader's new Lovecraftian /SF sonnet sequence, In the Yaddith Time, is forthcoming from Mythos Books. Her poetry has appeared in Tales of the Unanticipated, Mythic Delirium, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Strange Horizons, Modern Haiku, The Formalist, and elsewhere. She lives and writes in Westminster, CO. Visit her web site at: www.geocities.com/HPL4ever/.