Ticket to the Moon

Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought I would live long enough to see commercial space flight.

In my youth, I read the magazine “Amazing Stories.”

At that time they were fantasies. 

No longer.

No one is selling tickets to the moon yet, but soon they will be.

It will be like buying a ticket to Cucamonga, but non-refundable.

We call it progress.

My mother would say it’s a trick. 

Maybe she is right.

Maybe I should buy a ticket now before the line gets too crowded.

I might be able to walk without my walker.

Maybe there will be senior rates.

Thinking of Judy, I wonder if they will allow pets on the flight.

Like innovations in the past, I’m sure it will be worked out.

Will there be “galactic” insurance?

(June 12, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on Amazon.com and other book seller sites.