Rocket To The Moon


No - you have it -you saw it first -
you're the sort who can,
while I suffer so with conscience.

You take the spare kidney
from those with nothing else to sell;
the too late babies;
the miracle cures made
from slow-harvested need;
the resource-rich life;
the last place on that rocket to the moon.

What's left for the rest of us?
It's nice you think to ask -
but I saw it first -
the strength from having done
the right thing; the triumph
of making do with just enough
the warmth from being too close;
knowing that we're nowhere
near where we should all be
but still inching that way.

You go up there with
the new neanderthals.

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