2012-09-03T00:00:45-07:00September 3rd, 2012|Musings on life|

Ode to Dr. Eugene Shoemaker

Everybody says not to rush you
soon you will be lean
and then gone

but tonight I didn’t want to point
to the moon
and say moon

I wanted to tell you about Eugene
the geological surveyor who taught the astronauts
about craters but could never get
to the moon himself

medical problems

and I could tell by the look on your face
that this broke your heart too
so I told you the part about Eugene’s ashes
taken by spacecraft the time
they  went looking for water
and I didn’t know if they found any
though I wish I knew that part
because you looked so interested

but instead I just pointed
to the moon and said

Eugene’s dream

and you said moon
which was the perfect
thing to say.

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