Estimates from Voyagers 1 & 2

Saturn is losing its rings.
I know the feeling.

Another hundred million years,
and the leftovers

                         she left
will still be in the freezer.

I wait for ancient alchemy.
But nothing seems to

keep. A medal of Saint Christopher
shines with unbelief and the moon is rusting.

Maybe someday, gold might change too.

About The Author

Michael Brookbank is a writer just across the river from Cincinnati, OH. His work has been published in Sugared Water and Loch Norse Magazine. When not writing, he likes to rock out around the house with his toddler. Find out more about him by visiting