Pluto

by Arnold H. Hollander


It is no longer right;
I don’t care what you were told.
Your teachers got it wrong,
if I may be so bold.

Pluto is not a planet;
only eight can make that claim.
All those books that said it was,
well, they can share the blame.

It didn’t have sufficient size;
that led to its lowered class.
It lacked not its sense of worth;
the thing it lacked was mass.

If only those Plutonians
did as we do here on earth,
Chow down on soda and fries,
no question it would increase their girth!


Copyright © 2006 by Arnold H. Hollander

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