Poem: “Up, Up And Away”


Porter announced

their new destination

to Florida coast.


In the ad,

white-sand beach,

clear waters,

and a space shuttle taking off.


But shuttles

haven’t been used

since the flight of Atlantis

in 2011.


If Porter wants to lure me

with manned space missions,

a route to Kazakhstan

would be a better choice.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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