This is what happens when you don’t get enough sleep. Or any sleep for that matter. You start believing, silly twit you! Webster wrote the book for a reason and the moon is just a rock. Now go bake cookies and watch basketball. These are the things of substance. The things of Earth.
I think I’ll go to the moon today
and visit William Shatner
I heard he lives there
for the zero gravity
and ocean views
he looks good for his age
don’t ya think?
sure the botox makes him puffy
but hey, eight billion miles
across the boldly goin ain’t chickens feed.
anyway, I like the moon.
I might even claim it. Manifest Destiny
I’m here-it’s here, it must be mine.
think that’s how it works.
friends have gone there
and returned all smily doodled
and dreamyland starstruck
I wanna be all dreamyland starstruck
and sappylicious terrific.
maybe open a starbucks
virgin territory, fer sure.
I wonder if it rains on the moon?
just star dust and pissywallows I suppose
and the water would just fall off
in gloppy cloppers anyway
can you tan on the moon?
do they have their own language?
on tv, it’s always seventy two
and English no matter the planet.
what a marvelous phenomenon
where was I?
oh yes, the moon!
would I find my dreams
on the other side?
would the stars be within my grasp?
would the train be on time?
or would it just be a clop of dirt at which dreams are hurled
and piddlydust fairies play bridge with William Shatner
I wanna go to the moon
my moon, our moon
the one you told me of
where dreams matter and want reaches
beyond yesterday’s decisions
and tomorrow’s good sense
I don’t wanna see Bill there,
let him get his own moon
on Vegas stages and silly studios
first we’ll plant a tree
then a garden and goldfish pond
and build a starliewinkle cottage
with green shutters and a fine patio
for evening viewings of earth
and all it’s silly goings on
we’ll tell each other silly jokes
if Bill Shatner farted on the moon,
would they smell it on earth?
ha ha that’s a good one!
we’ll do it
it’s a date.
we’ll go to the moon
and we’ll find our tomorrow
on breeze of chocolate sapphire
and emerald peppermint
we’ll dance to Jupiters wind chimes
and Saturn’s rings will anoint us
mercury will be our nightlite
and earth our used to been.
bearlymarlo paw paws will be our lunch
and hickorysnaplle parlydorps our supper
we’ll learn English and teach our goldfish the backstroke
You shake your head
you say no?
such things cannot exist?
but you told me they could
you told me they would
if only we’d believe
oh, yes, I remember now
belief is that thing I read about in that book
the one bout pissywallows and gloppy cloppers
and star trek enterprise
there is no moon
nor life beyond breath
William Shatner is just a silly old man
who farts on the earth
clay pigeons for cruel sport
and Disney dollars
but it was a fine idea, wasn’t it?
yes, silly one, a fine idea.
now hush and go to sleep