The Humbled Sun
The sun got a self-help book for Christmas and realized
that it had spent eternities demanding to be the center of attention.
It stepped out of orbit
and delivered a sincere letter of apology to each planet,
even pouty Pluto with the low self-esteem.
The letters were all basically the same--
I'm sorry it was all about me.
I'm sorry that you never got a chance to shine.
I'm sorry for believing that without me, you would fail.
The humbled sun was so proud of himself,
and secretly satisfied when the universe collapsed in his wake.
If you're feeling mundane today, spend a few minutes channeling your inner Russell Edson. You won't regret it!