Space travel

To my friends Aline and Helder, Alyne and Bruno, Cássia and Caio, Edvaldo, Emily and Tom, Luana and Tiago, Hannah and Kyle, Ingrid and Thiago, Rachael and Tony

Farewell! I am going at the speed of light
To Memory – that planet in which I might
have my feelings flattened, dried up eyeballs.
Were you myth? Will I struggle to recall?
As far as relativity theory goes
time as I see will have a different flow
We won’t experience the same (who does though?
One’s a short aria, others an oratorio)
Fear not, dear friend! You won’t be populace
there. You are now part of my flight computer
Which all inputs are now bound to respond
You have rewritten my whole database –
because of that my ship flies now much better –
You shall travel with me there and beyond

The ballad of the first martians

First martians were few earthling guys
They went just to try and then colonize
But they couldn’t do everything alone
They had to have cleaners up there, you know

They flew up from the ISS
A handful of smart person assets
Their job was totally new to us
But of course there was toilets and dust

They cultivated several plants
And wrote the data on our new homeland
However no one could fail to note
The special care to weed for smoke

First martians were few earthling guys
They went just to try and then colonize
But they couldn’t do everything alone
They had to have cleaners up there, you know

Some years ahead the embryos throve
Surrogacy ladies arrived from above
But the embryos grew and soon they knew
‘We will need some nanies here in our crew’

Then scientists were there all alone
No one to talk. Then came the clones
And Earth too sent some pets to play with
And then gravediggers for the deceased

After all, our new home was the planet Mars
The first new tenament up in the stars
To explore it more we sent the miners
And did they rock! Those heavy metallers!

First martians were few earthling guys
They went just to try and then colonize
But they couldn’t do everything alone
They had to have cleaners up there, you know