Here's my entry, and self-illustrated gif, for the #SpringFlingKidLit contest, hosted by Ciara O'Neal and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez. Make sure to check out all the entries here!
SATURN RINGS IN SPRING
While Earthlings welcome spring,
proud of surviving another cold season,
Saturn watches, shivering.
“Your winter’s over already?!”
moans the King of Rings.
Far out amongst the giants,
Saturn’s trip around the Sun takes a
Earth makes 29 orbits
for each ONE of his–
so his winter is
Seven Earth years’ worth of
exaggerated by the shadow of his own rings.
Precious sunlight kisses his North Pole for the first time
since fall began!
“That’s fourteen Earthling years, if you’re counting. But..”
“I MADE IT TO SPRING!”
Saturn slips on his sunglasses,
“Feel that breeze?”
A hexagonal storm wider than three Earths!
And his favorite part:
a crown of spectacular,
“You’re cute, Earth,”
“But keep your bunnies, breezes, and buttercups.
I’M the king of spring!”