Experimental Mission in the Void

The man on the moon
used the 9-12 seconds
of oxygen nestled in
his blood for dancing
after the lifeline that
kept him tethered to
our precious capsule
dissolved in the void.

With the pulse melody ceasing
in the man’s body, we gazed out
into the dark atmospheric hush
to watch his convulsions please
our hypothesis about what kinds
of music one might hear up here.

We may need needles in space.

KJ Hays lives in Tustin with a dog named Mr. Bear.