See You Real Soon
It was in the fern-green month of June
When I set off to seek my fortune
Accompanied by my pet raccoon,
In a race to beat the next typhoon.
I bid goodbye to the bride and groom,
Who were honeymooning in my room.
And we sailed to the vermilion moon
In a big chartreuse hot-air balloon.
I guess you’d call me a buffoon
And say I’m flying to my doom.
But I don’t give a purple prune
Of all your tales of doom and gloom.
As we approached the scarlet moon
The altitude had me a’swoon.
“I hope this place won’t be our tomb,”
I said to my ring-tailed raccoon.
We landed roughly with a BOOM!
Upon a tall cinnabar dune.
Around it many rocks were strewn,
But we had made it to the moon.
Our spacesuits were a deep maroon,
And built in speakers played a tune.
This seemed surreal, like a cartoon,
Or dream of some Tesla tycoon.
Moon marigolds were all abloom,
I breathed in deep their strong perfume.
Their colours were in such volume,
Sangria, flaxen, and mushroom.
We met the famed Man in the Moon
He gave us chocolate macaroons,
And tangerine jam on a spoon.
Low gravity allowed more room.
He offered me a wine filled goon,
Made from the best grapes on the moon.
I said, “Just one, I’m flying soon.
I cannot fly if I’m spewin’.
“To this atmosphere, we aren’t immune,
And we cannot live in a cocoon,
So, we must return to Earth quite soon,
Or else we will risk being marooned.”
He said, “Come back and visit soon
We have a party each New Moon.”
“Of course, if it is opportune.
If not, let’s try to meet on Zoom.”
We got back into our balloon,
Bid farewell to the rouge-red moon.
With more a lift-off than a zoom,
We left that lunar afternoon.
We made it back in our balloon,
And landed on a wide pontoon,
In azure seas near Cameroon.
During a tropical Monsoon.
But soon I’ll be back in my room
Defeating all predicted gloom.
I never had a silver spoon
But that can’t take you to the moon.
So, don’t tell me I am a loon,
Or my striped-tailed best friend raccoon.
Our space adventure was a boon,
We’ll only dance to our own tune.
by John Hansen © 2020
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