The First One into Space is Often the Last to Say Please

by August 6, 2011 0 comments

Addition and subtraction
could never prepare me for the ovens
of the world.

Black and white
is how Bogart picked up girls
with screenwriters’ lines
piano side,

while Elvis swivelled his Graceland hips
and Eisenhower spied on the Russians.

The first one into space
is often the last to say:


Ever since kindergarten
I’ve been trying for maternity leave.

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