Tuesday, 22 January 2019

An Astronauts T-shirt

China’s growing cotton
on the dark side of the moon.
They’re hoping their potatoes
will begin their sprouting soon,
and silkworms now are sleeping
within their small cocoon.

The cotton’s meant for clothing,
an astronauts t-shirt,
and potatoes grown for mashing,
plucked from lunar dirt,
while silkworms breathe out CO2,
make the climate less inert.

The terraforming’s started
in the Chinese bio-sphere,
the new crops being harvested
by the robot engineer.

© Andrew Goodison

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Andrew Goodison is a single father of two, full time carer and full time poet, living in the West of Ireland.