The Sun | Sophie Janus

I was reading about solar energy

And the book said the sun is the most abundant source of energy available on earth

And the sun said you mistake my everything for nothing

And I said fuck

And I said I know how that feels

And my ex boyfriend looked down and said fuck

And my ex boyfriend looked at me and said an apology that was made of words

And I said an apology that was made of regret

To the most abundant source of energy available on earth

And the sun said I forgive you

And I said I forgive you

To the boy who mistook my everything for nothing

To the boy who I mistook as the most abundant source of energy available on earth

And the sun said hey I thought this poem was about me

And I said give me one second, jesus christ

And the sun said that guy gets all the credit for my work

And then muttered something under his breath that sounded like ‘carpenter my ass’

And I said don’t be bitter

And the sun said hypocrite

And I knew he was right

And I looked at my ex boyfriend

And said I forgive you and this time it wasn’t made of words

And the book said more and more communities are discovering the benefits of using renewable energy

Will your community be next?


Sophie Janus likes people and the art they make. She just finished a philosophy degree and is now in the process of learning from a broken heart. Poetry gives her a sense of clarity which is nice because most of the time she feels pretty confused about most things.

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