They Called Me Pluto

They called me Pluto from afar, and I,
Nameless and void, accepted the title
With the force of a thousand of the burning suns,
Each one like the star I loved ever so dearly,
An immense sphere of fire which had me
Helplessly, hopelessly bound by its gravity,
Caught in its orbit from the beginning of time.

They called me Pluto still from further still,
Speaking my name as the orbit of myself
And their water world drove us apart,
And I gladly, worshipfully rejoiced –
I had a name, I was no longer void.
I was lonely still, but they called me Pluto,
And that was all that ever mattered.

They called me Pluto still as the apes
Waded further from the cosmic shore
That was their home, sending probes
That touched the skin of Brother Mars
For the first time in a billion years
So I waited, hoping they’d come for me
Sooner rather than later, now instead of tomorrow.

They called me Pluto even as they decided
That I was no longer worthy of the title ‘planet’
And I grew colder and bitterer as I spun,
Because I knew things they did not,
Things about the rise and fall of civilizations,
Things they’d yet to learn;
Things they wouldn’t understand until it was too late.

They called me Pluto in the aftermath,
As if I were the God of the underworld,
Guarding their lost souls from my far-off perch,
Shepherding that which could not be led,
But I was not their God, even if they’d been mine.
So I here I wait, patient, eternal, void and barren,
For them to leave me lonely when they no longer
Dare to speak my name from the realm
I am the supposed guardian of;
They called me Pluto.

June

It was June, the month of broken promises and hopeless dreams.
I was further gone than I’d been before, perhaps a bit recklessly,
But we were young and restless and the night was aging fast.

So we went to war, all guns and roses and bloodless violence;
The guns weren’t loaded, and the roses had wilted last month,
But we needed to see who’d be victorious, so we fought.

The battle raged on and on past the midnight hour, and I?
I prayed for my salvation, and that I’d die younger than the others
Because we couldn’t stop until there was but one man left standing.

It was June, the land of broken dreams and hopeless promises.
I was young, perhaps younger than I’d been before the war,
But the night was dying, and in the light of dawn I saw.

Morning was breaking, and I was too, but I’d be going home first
Because at my feet were the bloodied bodies of my allies,
Scattered amongst the wilted roses and the now hollow guns

I closed the eyes of the one I’d loved above all the others,
But he was cold as stone and the roses were quickly overtaking him,
Because as hard as I’d prayed that night, death had kept me waiting.

It was June, the realm of love lost and something called grief.
I lay me down to rest amongst the young roses, and, bitter, bitter, bitter,
I celebrated the century with a single deadly bullet called deliverance.

The Art of Loneliness

It was Sunday, the day of madness, and I alone knew that.
Awakened in the midnight hours by another magnificent work
By the artist himself;

I’d spent the evening studying another of his masterpieces,
And I suppose that the indelible ochre ink he preferred
Stained my dreams;

I carried his ink and quill with me as I lay me down to sleep,
And, with great care, placed them on the night table
Nearest the door;

I laid down on his canvas, and covered myself in his melodies,
As the clock rang to announce the coming of midnight
And the silence grew louder still;

It had been Saturday, a day of merriment, a day of rejoicing,
But Saturday was no more, and the artist was indeed inspired
By its absence;

And in the darkness, he handed me a light – a painting,
A self portrait carved into a shard of the mirror I’d broken earlier,
Entitled – The Art of Loneliness.

A Short Introduction

Hello, readers, writers, passers-by, wanderers, followers, leaders, children of Earth. My name is Caitlin Cacciatore, and the art of writing is close to my heart. I am currently working on several projects, ranging from science fiction to poetry to prayer tomes.

I like to think that I write from an honest, humble, vulnerable part of my soul, but you may beg to differ. I am just beginning my journey, though I have been writing for many years now, but perhaps we are all starting over anew in some way or another each day, and I, weary traveller, know my place in the universe and that I have an infinite amount to learn.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Feel free to take a look at my different projects. At the moment I am writing this, I have no published works, but that is soon to be changing, so stay on the lookout for my books.

Thank you for visiting and may happiness follow you wheresoever you may go.