Betelgeuse I know

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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 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm
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.) 
 
MyApocalyptic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm
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 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm
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. 
 
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