i wish that i could change
the atmosphere of earth
and maybe tweak the gravity
or solve some differential equations
because i think i’d be good in space.
i can’t jump very high
so i don’t know how to get up there
because i am not strong
and i don’t like math so much
and i’ve never had 20/20 vision:
i have short little legs
and eyes that don’t work
and math that i hate.
so i think about the stars a lot.
and the moon.
and all those planets out there,
and all those galaxies,
and the aliens who want to shake my hand,
so i jump a little higher,
but i need less gravity,
or else i need to be better at math,
so i can kiss the moon on the lips
and tell her i’ve been thinking about her
for a long, long time
and what a pleasure it is to meet her.