Saturn ice skates ‘round his rings,
while Jupiter juggles her moons.
They’ve been playing alone, just staying home,
as they orbit around our Sun.
But now they circle closer,
they glow like friends of old
who’ve missed each other’s company
while so long on the road.
They shine upon us—Planet Earth—
their cousin small but dear,
they see our candles answer back
through light years far yet near.
Perhaps it’s just coincidence
that in this month and year
they join their light
on our longest night