Saturnyou are Saturn
unique and beautiful
somewhat off center
a volatile surface with
unannounced raging storms
yet hypnotic
a standout among your peers

and I am Saturn’s ring
shattered particles
frozen
forever circling
held by your gravity
unable to drift away

Copyright © 2008, Damien Stednitz

Image Credit: NASA

Damien Stednitz lives in Los Angeles where he writes and attempts to keep his baby son from breaking his laptop. Stednitz's work has been published by Poetry Superhighway, Speechless Magazine, Falling Star Magazine, Contemporary Rhyme, The San Gabriel Valley Quarterly, Flintlock Quarterly, and True Poet Magazine. He can be found online or at Los Angeles area readings shamelessly plugging his 2nd chapbook We Are Our Own Lions.