Aries the Ram and Pisces’ chasing Fish

And all the waters of Aquarius

Crabby old Cancer and timid Virgo

The proud starry lion they call Leo


Scorpio with its venomous spiked tail

The balance of Libra shown in her scales

Sagittarius with arrow and bow

Watches over the earth so far below


Twinkling light etched upon the darkest night

Beautiful twins of Gemini so bright

Then there are the ones showing off their horns

Bullish Taurus and his friend Capricorn


Our traits based on celestial latitude

The Heavens determine our attitude

Somehow our path in life is ready sworn

Because of the day on which we were born


We are imbued with certain subtleties

Portrayed as if fixed personalities

If these are the only signs that we get

There are people who do not fit that set


Ancient astronomers named a dozen

I think they may have missed one way back then

As starry night comes with the days that pass

I swear I see one that looks like an Ass


If it’s possible, they made a mistake

It may well explain all the shit we take

From the people that refuse to be kind

Born under the stars they never did find


I swear it is there just as plain as day

Yelling at all the others as it brays

Always ready to make a crazy fuss

Glows the Zodiac Ass named Asellus




22 Responses to “Asellus”
  1. Subhalakshmi says:

    Oh,this is good…liked your style of describing the Zodiac..Linda Goodman may call on you,. 😊😊

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    This is a great poem! I tell you Brad, you are a master of the words!

  3. yassy says:

    This is amazing , Brad. You have your finger on the pulse of the universe and you bring forth beautifully the poetry of the stars. Your musings stimulate the creativity of my imagination., very very well written .. too good to be true.
    You write with superb craftsmanship and skill. I respect respect

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Nicely done Brad. How very cleaver – a poem about the zodiac and those that don’t fit. I love it. Have a blessed day. Love πŸ’• Joni

  5. beth says:

    hahahahaha – this one is so good

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Love this one!! I love your ability to add elements of humor to your poetry. So fun!! I have the venomous tail. πŸ¦‚

    • Brad Osborne says:

      My Spidey senses were tingling. I knew there was something about you that held a hint of danger. That is what I love about you! πŸ˜β™

      • kristianw84 says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I don’t buy into the zodiac, but I must say, I do identify with a lot of Scorpio’s traits. πŸ˜‰πŸ¦‚πŸ˜ˆ

  7. sudrakarma says:

    Oh, I’m soooo going to ask people now if they can see Assellus above them. ; P

  8. That’s wonderful Brad. I love the poem.

  9. Jim Borden says:

    the one line reminds me of Jimmy Buffett’s song, “Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude. well done!

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