A museless mind
in quest of just one spark
in a sea of darkness;
The year is new,
Void surrounds this fallow pen.

the  gibbous moon couldn’t sway
the night. Can your astronomical feat
accomplish what it did not? Distance
has no power over seasonal flux,

Only the tilt accomplishes that,
but  tonight as Earth  travels closest
to the Sun, if you should see
a wayward muse,
please send it home.


On Jan. 4th, 2015,
Earth comes closer to the sun than it will come again all year.

This phenomenon is called perihelion
(from the Greek peri (near) and helios (sun).