Astronomists have a new theory
Involving an alternate Sun
It helps explain the meteorites
That regularly cause extinction.

Every twenty six million years (or so)
A shower of rocks hits the Earth
Cosmic scientists wish to show
What gives these missiles their birth.

They argue the Sun has a brother
Who makes a regular visit
Mostly travelling through Space Outer
To celestial trash a magnet.

When he returns to see his sibling
He tosses off meteor showers
Like some astronomical Quisling
Who allied with Axis Powers.

As we're thirteen million years
Into the next extinction cycle
Scientists have their fears
About the species survival.

I think I'll stick around
Not just to see what'll happen
By fatherly duty I am bound
I must protect my children!
© 2002 by Michael J. Farrand

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