Hello, Houston



His taste is not alone

for earth and stone


He yearns to glide

like an eagle

skim the waters

like a dolphin


He wants space

both outer and inner


He dreams dreams

in unimaginable colors

from a point

light years away


He cries

alone in blackened ship

all power gone

for the woman left behind


He thinks of her

one last time

before "for emergency" given

knife in hand

lifeline severs