Marriages Like Rockets

As the Falcon Heavy rocket ascends, it hits one spot in the atmosphere with the exhaust causes a nice contrail.

Marriages like rockets
Launched at distant planets
Everything necessary
To propagate new life, new families, whole new worlds

Greater than the sum of its parts
Spreading like waves
Part of a hurtling cloud
Other rockets, satellite souls, come and go

Making kids now
New lives joining in
Rockets become stations
Serious now, plans, goals, not only survive and grow but win

Rocket’s getting rocky
Bumps, near crashes
Resources feeling strained
Tensions rise, maneuvering asteroids, gases, disasters


Toppenhof was a peaceful town in North Vermont at the turn of the twenty ninth. Peaceful, but hard. Everyone got along or else they got shot. Those were the rules, sometimes unspoken, sometimes not. Veritable Brixton was a courier of sorts. People on the frontier needed things delivered and they'd pay good money to make …