My small grandsons,
both less than five years old,
are watching
the human space launch
bright eyes and holding their breath.

For them, it is an ultimate adventure.
Wow! and called Dragon, too.

For us, it symbolizes an escape
from all the mess
that we have made on earth.

I would not take away
today’s light from their eyes,

but my eyes shine with tears
because of racism in my country,
illness killing so many,
of this environment.

Let us watch how they do it,
returning booster rockets
to be used again and again and again.

We will need that.

Let us launch something
into this space
like change, like hope —

children are watching.

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3 Responses to SpaceX

  1. msheehan says:

    I am thinking of the lyric, God is Watching Us, From A Distance. (The world is watching it all too.)

  2. beegood1 says:

    Great thx for sharing

    Sent from my iPhone


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