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Leaving Earth
by Nevada Kerr

Deadly space shuttle flights
Time to reconstruct
Evil days, metal junk
Dreams of martian dust

Crater blasting, atom smashing
Lonely dry lake beds
Private rockets, cosmic tourists
Capsules in their heads

Lunar base launching site
Dollar bills to burn
Future fun, elbow room
No reason to return

Migrants from a warming globe
Probe a foreign crust
Weightless fools search in vain
For a planet they can trust

Written by © Nevada Kerr
January 31, 2004.

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