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A Poem for Saturday: Halfway to Pluto

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Don Pettit Node 2, Deck 5 ISS, LEO I’m halfway to Pluto and Earth doesn’t know The trials of travel in space as we go With thrust to our backs while we speed on our way The blue dot of Earth becomes fainter each day When earthly horizons slip from ...

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I’m halfway to Pluto and Earth doesn’t know The trials of travel in space as we go With thrust to our backs while we speed on our way The blue dot of Earth becomes fainter each day When earthly horizons slip from your view The color of loneliness changes its hue And a radio call to our mission control Takes nearly a day to just say hello Yet our boss back on Earth abstract from our flight Has no understanding of our minds in this plight The Siren’s of Space singing songs for our souls Try to tempt us to ruin on the reef of black holes The singing of songs in space is a dream For better or worse, you can’t hear a scream Over eyes with wax patches, we resist Siren’s call Thus avoiding the reef and escaping the fall Our families back home make do while we’re gone With or without us their life does go on For the future of Earth and the human race The final frontier we seek will be space Our minds thus expand into places unknown I’m halfway to Pluto but never alone

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Never mind Pluto, we're looking forward to your photographs of Venus as it passes between us Earthlings and the sun!

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