If You Want to Get to the Moon

Illustration via Flickr

If you want to get to the moon

suspend animation and try

really try

to remember that

everything useful a five-year old could tell you.

So you don’t have to be brilliant or superhero

just curious and devoted, and

say “please,” “thank you” and “sorry” the most

even when you don’t want to

because they are magical incantations that buy your passage

and repair tiny tears in your spaceship.

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