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physics student with a
tiny dream of being a writer too so
enjoy my words or something :)

Message to Readers

Please comment (or even review, that would be even better!) what message you take from this so that I can see whether it has worked. Any general feedback on this piece would also be greatly appreciated <3

Pluto is not a Planet

May 21, 2020


and you are not a God but
you have flesh and you
take pride in it, dance in it
like the dwarfs dance
free in the stars
from the spotlight sun

to most you are
nothing special
but here where nobody
is watching you
you are your own person and you
see no sense in blending in, no
you are worthwhile in your own right
without pretending you like the right
wrong people

like Pluto
you prefer to      tip     toe     along the                   edges
of society on your own path
eccentric like the orbits
of those who      tip     toe      on the                      edges
of the universe and you
find companionship in others
maybe hundreds of others
who do the same

like Eris and Makemake and the others
maybe HUNDREDS of others
pouring themselves out
into the nothingness
like the nothingness but not
nothing, worth
even though

you are not perfect
just like Haumea is not
perfect but you are
beautiful in your own right and

you are not hot
like the popular kids or
like the giants but you
have a heart and you
wear it proud for all to see
in your smile
on your skin like
the heart on a rocky surface
billions of miles                                away

a loner but not
lonely, you are not the
popular kid in school and you
wouldn't want to be associated with
them anyway because you
are not another moon, no
you would rather have
one real friend than a hundred
fleeting fakes

you know companionship
better than the rest, know the
trust it takes, know what it means
to spend a lifetime tidally bound
to your Charon and you
know what it is to be
equals, yes

there is balance in a
binary system and you
are not above your friends
not above your family like
Pluto is not above Charon
and you wouldn't pretend otherwise
would you


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  • ~wildflower~

    I have just become sort of obsessed with your writing style! This is INCREDIBLE!! I love how you didn’t over-complicate it - it’s a complex metaphor portrayed in a simple way and it’s beautiful! Wow. I wish I’d discovered your writing sooner!!

    4 months ago
  • thelostave

    This. Is. Amazing. I am at a loss of words right now. This poem just...made my day!

    5 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    Simply awesome!!

    5 months ago
  • acrosstheuniverse28

    I LOVE how you used dwarf planets to make this metaphor/allegory! Beautiful writing! I think the lines "you would rather have / one real friend than a hundred / fleeting fakes" sums up your message, but of course there's a lot more that you added in, which is amazing!
    Replying: Yay for The Beatles ;)

    5 months ago
  • Ruthh

    Oh gosh this is so beautiful! I love how you’ve combined your scientific knowledge and wonderful poetry to make something so lovely!

    5 months ago
  • joella

    wow. besides your eloquent writing, the message behind this is so profound. the title really brings it all together! amazing :)

    5 months ago
  • sunny.v

    this is gorgeous! you weaved in the planets/dwarf planets/celestial bodies so effortlessly! i love this!

    5 months ago