The space age

The space age
Was sparked in part by
The race to the moon
Watch the video, YouTube will do
Women and men thick glasses
Pocket protectors, CRT monitors
Oscilloscopes et cetera
The forefront of technology
This so called space age
Looks so archaic today
Crackled radio transmission
Such a long delay
Forty years hence
The poor walk around
With computers in their pockets
More computing power than
Was had by all of NASA then,
All of their research, trials
Triumphs and failures, here,
In the pockets of each
Earthbound Everyman

And here we are, walking around
On earth, in the space age
Celebrity gossip, weather reports
Sports scores and fashion tips

Moon, littered with three cars,
Some lander modules and a flag
Even Jove has felt an earthly fly,
Surely not looking forward
To our return, if we can ever
Get off the ground again

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