Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pluto Gets Downsized

Pluto is no longer a planet. And I’m trying to develop an opinion on the matter. I mean, what can one say? Woe is Pluto who dreamed he was a planet only to awaken and discover he was just a rock?

Perhaps the pressure is off him now. No more fretting about whether school kids will remember his name. No more teasing from the other planets calling him shrimpy and laughing at him for taking so long to circle the sun. He’s just a smaller solar system body. One of many. There’s comfort in that.

Still, must be a little despairing to be kicked out of the cool kids club.

So, for Pluto, a Haiku:

Once, we were assured
A solar system with nine.
Lies. There are but eight.

3 Comments:

Blogger AubreyJ said...

Bush did it!!!
AubreyJ.........

8:52 PM  
Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

Bush lied. Pluto died.

That has a ring to it.

10:52 PM  
Blogger AubreyJ said...

Now that's funny!!!
AubreyJ.........

3:37 PM  

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