Mercuries

Mercury

Mercurius

The pipsqueak planet
is elusive in the sky,
fleeting with his wings;
fading into the sun’s glare —
a trickster at dusk and dawn.

Hermes

With traveling cloak
and sunhat, a psychopomp
with a wand of gold
and wingéd soles, the trickster
romps twixt the worlds. Messenger.

*[ WSB ].

Botticelli Mercury2