Solar System Wake-up

eggs sunny side up
on Mercury

melted butter
the cloud city
above Venus

home planet breakfast in bed

a pancake landslide
on Olympus Mons

above my coffee
above Jupiter
whipped cream clouds

a ring of ice
in the punchbowl
brunch around Saturn

iced coffee
cooler than I’d like it

orbiting Neptune
the bluest
blueberry tea

—Deborah P Kolodji