How to Tease Jupiter

Pretend you only dropped by
for a chat with Callisto.

Gossip about her sister moons
until Jupiter interrupts.

If he asks how he's looking,
keep staring at his red spot.

Tell him to tighten his belts,
that his equator is bulging.

Then ignore his indignation,
his inordinate tempests.

Remark that manners, not mass,
are the measure of a planet.

Before you leave, make amends.
We only tease those we love.

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