David Tomas Martinez's 'Us vs Them' on PoetryNow
My childhood was not an anxious place,
though I lay
in my bed, awake, thumbing
my sheets like beads, wondering when the sun
would Russian astronauts be OK,
they in their Sputniks, with their space dogs,
they that chased their own tail
around this water bowl
we call Earth...
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