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February 19, 2024


By Wayne F. Burke


I take my pills
not to ease pain
but to remain here
on the mother ship
for some time to
like my 80th year
when men and women with cameras
and microphones come
to the door of my
to interview me
for the BBC
or CBS
and my beautiful wife
greets them
at the door,
says that I am not
that I went up on the
last moon-shot
and set up camp
in the Crater of Doom,
she thinks ...
or maybe in
The Sea of Tranquillity.

Article © Wayne F. Burke. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-11-19
Image(s) are public domain.
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