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Planetary Nebula Mz 3

“Life is short and then you die”
just like that star up in the sky.
It explodes in outer space
Like some dreams blow up in your face.
Gas escapes and floats around
Like chances float around the ground.
See its magnetic fields swirl
Like the many hopes that you hurl.
Watch the nebulas above
Like frying hearts and dying love.
See the hate that floods the earth
Causing death to clear space for birth
This is that stars chosen fate.
All living things die at some rate.
This is how it has to be –
Things must stop in the galaxy.
So be proud of who you are
Because deep down you’re like that star.

Shannon Jackson

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