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A Spaceman's Meditation  
(With apologies to the Hoboes, and especially Jimmy Rodgers)

Last night, on the launchpad while waiting
for a window — a hole in the sky:
What will become of the Spaceman?
if ever that time comes to die?


Will the Master create a new planet?
Will he have to live under a dome?
Can he seek out strange new worlds forever?
Through the stars continue to roam?

Will there be any rockets in heaven?
Any asteroids where he might hide?
Will there be any big bug-eyed monsters to fight?
Any Wookies along for the ride?

Will the spacers chum with the flatlanders
after splashing down in the big pond?
Will they still have parades for the spaceman
in the unexplored sector beyond?

˜ John Granacki
Grants Pass, Oregon


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