A Jovial Saturday Sight

by Gary Hardaway

No twinkle- so, planet, not star.
And bright, so either Venus
or Jupiter. I'm guessing, Jupiter.

We have our artificial eyes on you,
great one, Juno orbiting as I write.
Welcome, then, most enormous Jupiter-

failed star, gas giant, mammoth mystery,
largest neighbor not the sun.
Hail! May we someday

understand you, fully. And respect you
for what you are and not as a disappointment
based on what we imagined you to be.