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 …