Etwas the Elf

Etwas the Elf
Our heroine, photo by Maia Ycot

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


A year ago there came a kid
(Though we saw a celestial squid)
Since then the stars have been remounted,
Throughout these twelve new months we've counted
New signs have come and portents too
Of who you'll be and what you'll do,
The crab's still there but much less crabby
Centaurs remain, though not as grabby
The scorpion still lifts his stinger
(Which now you've wrapped around your finger.)
The comets and the nebulae
Seem to have much more to say.
Because the future now has Emma
The stars are faced with this dilemma:
Their only powers to foresee
Are born of regularity.
Now that you're here, a brand new thing,
There seems a new celestial ring.
The squid, the toad, the ape, the elves
(In our stars and in ourselves)
Can assure us only this one promise:
Constellations yet to shine upon us.