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The Papers Might Not Ask About Your Shirt

I am a member of the human race, I want what's best for all of us. I want a future that looks bright for my kids and my grandkids.

This is Ground Control to Major Tom

You've really made the grade

And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear...

— David Bowie

They've Really Made the Grade - Have We?

What if you launched a rocket

Called Falcon 9

With Bob and Doug aboard

Sent it spaceward

Atop 1.7 million pounds of thrust

Creating a brilliant light show of

Unmeasured, unmeasurable candlepower

Indescribable, incomprehensible beauty

As propulsion gases

Interact with space and light

Crafting temporary nebulae

Exacting aesthetic

From elegant precision

Of sophisticated technology

Moving bullet speed times ten

Marking an historic, momentous occasion

Portending an expanding, exciting

New presence out in the final frontier

And as Doug and Bob

Hurtle along in Crew Dragon

Looking back

At the shrinking blue marble

See it burning

Restless

Yearning for liberty

And justice

For all?

Asking for 7.5 billion friends…

David Bowie – Space Oddity (Official Video)

© 2020 greg cain

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