Red Light, Red Planet
by Rachel Hoyt
image by Victor Habbick via freedigitalphotos.net
I will not pay five dollars for
a roll in your next show,
To leave my planet evermore -
You should beg me to go.
Although force feeding vegan food
might help my health a bit,
For tat we know no tit.
Crater hopping sure does sound fun,
but dodging asteroids?
That space suit best be made to run
and locate nearby voids,
like the ones where your cameras
will be properly placed
to record gruesome last hurrahs
without being erased.
I'll save my dreams for the next flight,
planet, or galaxy -
The profit sharing seems not right,
I would rather stay free.
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