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Betelgeuse I know

February 22, 2012
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


Betelgeuse I know
you are 1,500 times
larger than the sun
but when I stand
on my toes and crane
my neck,
I lift my thumb
and just like that

you’re gone



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 21 2013 at 6:36 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

True. True. True. Science and I aren't the best of lovers. Our Facebook status has been It's complicated for as long as I can remember. 

migwam ELITE said...
on Oct. 21 2013 at 4:42 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Not so much physics. I mean, it's a star. Astronomy, if anything. We're not talking relativity or quantum particles or anything. Just a liiiittle bit of light a long, long ways away.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 11 2013 at 2:44 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This picture is perfect for this poem. To me, it seems like it's the perspective of a child. There's a little playful innonce imbued with some clever rebellion. Like yeah, I know you're grand, but I can still cover you, even with my small thumb. Short and simple with inquisitive emotions. And I love how it's an apostrophe to the star Betelguese. (Astrophysics, everyone, who doesn't know this.)