a poem written by my daughter….
Zoe Sharron November 2010
Today, the sun blew up.
They told us it would take 8
minutes to get to Earth but I timed
it and it took 7 and a half. Everyone
could choose what they took
with them: Luka grabbed the Great
Wall of China, The Hobbit, Marxism
and pop tarts, and Velma packed
cinnamon gum, earthworms,
the modern French language,
the golden retriever and Kleenex.
Glenn took Buddhism, peanut
M&Ms and golf. I decided on
the Beatles, fried shrimp, The Kermit
and Piggy Story, the silverback
gorilla, Pierce Pettis, Goya ham-
flavored seasoning and Vonnegut’s
Hocus Pocus and I stuffed them
all in a vacuum bag and ran
into the space shuttle just
as it was taking off. 100 of us
watched the sun explode
through the portholes and I timed
the distance to Earth with my Casio
digital watch and then it blew
up, too. I missed Tim. He was going
to pack the R. A. Gray Natural
History Museum, macaroni & cheese
and democracy. How funny that we’d
all been so careful to recycle. Ellen had
thought to bring the Planet Earth
series, which was a nice touch.
We put it on the big screen in the lobby.
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