Worlds apart

Her blazer is a universe of achievement badges.
She’s one of three Earthlings doing their homework
in a 4.30pm Costa Coffee slurping smoothies
discussing the properties of Mercury and Venus
and the timeline in which Pluto was a planet
and then not a planet and then a dwarf planet
and how Mars got its name and Jupiter’s 80 moons
and Saturn’s seven rings and how Neptune’s years
are 165 of ours and no-one laughs at Uranus.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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