The Sun's Mythology
The sun is not a person.
The sun does not remember
its past, does not mourn
its future as a shrunken dwarf;
does not care for its planets
or their inhabitants
though in some sense
the sun is probably their parent.
The sun does not worry
about what other stars may think
as it runs a path through the teeming universe.
The sun is not a god.
The sun does not have obligations
or responsibilities or guilt or pain;
the sun is not pleased, nor grateful,
nor joyful, nor sad, nor puzzled,
nor vicious, nor vengeful.
The sun is a ball of burning gas.
The sun does not put its hat on.
The sun does not come out to play.