Fueled

by MARCIE HANS (1928-1975)

Fueled
by a million
man-made wings of fire—
the rocket tore a tunnel
through the sky
and everybody cheered.
Fueled
only by a thought from God
the seedling
urged its way
through the thickness of black—
and as it pierced
the heavy ceiling of the soil—
and launched itself
up into outer space—

No one even clapped

No
one
even
clapped.

Marcie Hans was born in 1928 in Chicago and died in 1975. She worked as an advertising copywriter as well as publishing books of humorous verse. Her last book was a collection of poems entitled Serve Me a Slice of The Moon

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