09 Nov 2015 – Sonnet

You grew up watching Star Trek? So did I.
I tell you, I was PISSED to sit and see
how moon walks led to nowhere! Things just died!
Now kids can only hope to snag a seat
driving lunch trucks to that filthy penthouse
high above our empty heads. Hell, we can’t
keep our bridges standing up. Well, my grouse
isn’t going to teach you how the best decant
the nuggets from the noise in data sets.
Have you got the latest in from Hubble?
Good, send it through the wringer, what we get
should be a little cleaner, save us trouble.
Maybe we’ll see aliens shoot fingers –
a great reward for being coffee drinkers!