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    [post_content] => after morn1415’s YouTube video ‘Star Size Comparison 1 (HD)’

The Sun swallows Earth in 7.5 billion years
and life is 3.5 billion years old, which - relatively speaking -
means both myself and all life on Earth is at a quarter life crisis.
Katy Perry was right: I feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind and
                oh god
                               am I meant to be worried about the wind as well??
Look, the universe is a lot.
When I want to feel insignificant, I think of the star
that would take a jet more than one thousand years to orbit,
that the Sun (our own star) would burst on
like a Coke bottle dropped on asphalt.
Our planet is a postcard held in the beak of a horrible goose
and I don’t like what’s written on it,
but Earth you are still here

(you are still here)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovrl2qBuock
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Jack is commended in August Challenge #2: Write the Absurd, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Mukisa Verrall; in the Young Poets Network 10th anniversary challenge, Gboyega Odubanjo's People Need Nature challenge, the Climate Crisis and You challenge, the Bletchley Park challenge, the moon poetry challenge, the Mary Wollstonecraft challenge, the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2019 and August Challenge #3 on meta-poetry.
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    [title] => Jack Cooper
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Jack is commended in August Challenge #2: Write the Absurd, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Mukisa Verrall; in the Young Poets Network 10th anniversary challenge, Gboyega Odubanjo's People Need Nature challenge, the Climate Crisis and You challenge, the Bletchley Park challenge, the moon poetry challenge, the Mary Wollstonecraft challenge, the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2019 and August Challenge #3 on meta-poetry.
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Earth (you are here)

Jack Cooper

after morn1415’s YouTube video ‘Star Size Comparison 1 (HD)’

The Sun swallows Earth in 7.5 billion years
and life is 3.5 billion years old, which – relatively speaking –
means both myself and all life on Earth is at a quarter life crisis.
Katy Perry was right: I feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind and
                oh god
                               am I meant to be worried about the wind as well??
Look, the universe is a lot.
When I want to feel insignificant, I think of the star
that would take a jet more than one thousand years to orbit,
that the Sun (our own star) would burst on
like a Coke bottle dropped on asphalt.
Our planet is a postcard held in the beak of a horrible goose
and I don’t like what’s written on it,
but Earth you are still here

(you are still here)