POETRY

Free verse

Artistic rendering of a celestial body with a halo of space junk.
Image by Miguel Soares on Wikimedia Commons

Somewhere a teenager reads the headline
“Canada extends criminal code to the moon”
and they are thinking up the crimes;
how, on a dime, role models might flip to perps.

The astronaut is no longer a space cowboy
on a lawless frontier, now that we know
footprint evidence remains on windless terrain…

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