A Matter of Scale
Americans spend billions on trips
to the multiplex to watch superheroes
exercise their superpowers
because they mostly feel helpless
and hopeless so they try to escape
all this shit for a couple of hours.
I’m pretty sure the ant on the side
of my car is the same one that was
right there twenty minutes ago
before I drove around New Circle
at 60 miles an hour which is more than
amazing as the math will soon show.
Imagine yourself on the side of a vehicle
500 yards long and 200 yards tall. Now
try to hold on when the thing hits Mach 50.
I can’t say for sure, but I imagine you’d fall.
So the next time you see some posers in spandex
and their millions of fans all making a fuss, know
that we’re already surrounded by superheroes and
we’d be screwed if they weren’t so much smaller than us.
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That’s really putting things in perspective! Made me laugh!
I like your way of looking at the world