By: Joe Bath (School of Physics and Astronomy)
Competition Year: 2017
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The Earth pinwheels round the sun,
And it just lies there, on the motorway,
Entrails hanging out, its decay
Only just begun.
And in distant space, a star
Collapses, to rebound as a blazing supernova.
The splattered bird is passed by thousands of cars.
They won't know someone's sun's been scattered over
The vacuum of space
For another 3 billion years.
As a backseat child
Points and stares, her fascinated face
Betraying she has yet to learn to fear
The dismembered pile
Of what was a bird,
A black hole,
Somewhere in the dark, cold,
Uncharted cosmos, releases specks of heat,
And our own, little world
Trodden by 14 billion little feet,
Pinwheels round the sun.
There's a dead pigeon on the M1.