Stemming from a pre-workshop conversation last Saturday…
The scientists may say otherwise for now
but Pluto is a planet
You can’t just kick it out—
it’s part of the solar system
You know—the one with that big, bright, fiery sun
around which the planets orbit
Okay, technically I suppose we can
since we’re the ones what decided
everything should be all grouped together
as a system
But demoting a planet?!
Why was it a planet then
but not now?
You can’t just change the criteria—
what will we be changing next?
Will we accept Agent Smith’s definition of humanity
as a virus?
If so, will we work to find a new vaccine
or will we use the ones we already have
(BOOM goes the dynamite)?
Pluto is going to laugh…
(11 July 2018)