from the Kennedy space center
into an azure American sky soaring like
a shooting star to the ISS.
What a mixture of fear and adrenaline
For the two astronauts locked inside
following heroes in the sky who've died.
Yes, the spirit of adventure of these men
is a wonder to us earthbound ones,
the perils of the impervious universe
true isolation in a brittle machine,
the ultimate roller coaster ride
yet their eyes will be met with such a view
of the troubled, lovely planet of blue.