Wouldn’t it have been cool
to go to space in our 20’s,
before babies and medical conditions
that required constant monitoring.
Like this late onset diabetes
hitting home at 30,
Nnot the MBP pick after the World Series,
Casey jones swinging away home.
Every step, monitored, measured.
Every bite of food-stuff
rehydrated after 10 years of sleep,
every minute of every day
given back with micro doses
of insulin and every other drug
meant to extend life.
It would have been fun to go to Pluto
when I was on my 20’s,
before all of this.