POET READING THE NEWS 
1. Space Balls 3: Pox On Third Rock From The Sun
Jeff Bezos calls for moving ‘all polluting industry into space’ after private rocket trip.
-- The Independent, 22July21*
After littering Earth with Amazon cardboard and bubble wrap,
the richest man in the world [again] proposes
that we do same damn thing to outer space.
This mid-septuagenarian is beginning to feel [at least] his age
with chronic disease now catching up with me
-- which gets exacerbated by acute ailments
used to not be such seemingly endgame existential occurrences,
reminding us all our planet’s no longer young
plus we humans are succumbing to events
like COVID19-21 – when back in good old days Homo sapiens
arguably came together to rally around to ban
refrigerator Freon causing ozone depletion’s
contribution to climate change, or inoculate everyone to eradicate
polio as well as smallpox; but currently appearing
much more to fuel Bezos, Branson, Musk egos.