Earth (you are here)

by 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)