Just Us

Just Us

A Poem by Robert Ronnow

Suppose there is no life in space, just us. And we inhabit Mars,
air condition Venus. Hold family barbecues, national holidays
on Mercury. Fly to Jupiter for spas of ammonium nitrate.
And go farther afield in the galaxy and on to other galaxies
leaving behind map-faced men, crow-like women and open gates.

Who will be the first-born human on the moon? News
from the moon colony! And so on, on every planet where
we've visited and established dusty villages or vast cities
over thousands of centuries. Then, will we not have somewhere,
somehow, under some sun's rays become another species?

© 2015 Robert Ronnow


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This is a very thought provoking piece that makes one ponder the human races future. This is a brilliantly well wriiten piece!

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Added on December 24, 2014
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