Monday, July 20, 2015

Magnificent Desolation

Buzz Aldrin has said
"For the future primarily
we must educate people in science
technology and math."

But he has also said
"We can continue to try
and clean up the gutters
all over the world"

or "we can lift our eyes up
and look into the skies
and move forward in an evolutionary way"

which obviously means
he wants to give a free vacation
to all the world's impoverished

and let them
fend for themselves on Mars

leaving Earth to be inherited
by the people who deserve it.

Which is it

Mr. Second Man

to Set Foot on The Moon
Forty-Six Years Ago
and Whose Name Nobody Remembers?

Are you some believer

in science hokery-pokery

or a True American
running to be our next
Republican leader of the free world

in 2016?

Though frankly
the mention of humanity evolving

is more than a little frightening
to the base.

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.