Journalism In Verse


Orbit with a Price Tag

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                        Junked space:
spectacle marketing.

                        Spectacular eyes roll over heaven;
engineered oracle recites adware
          to the mountaintop.

                        Can you see the future
through miles of six-pack plastic?
          In time, all aluminum

                        feels the warmth of the sun.
Geodesic, PR firm heart
          free-bases the atmosphere.

– while supplies last –
          do you feel closer

                        or further from home?
Do you feel
          kinship to the stars;

                        mimic floating by
selling you your own
          square-meter of cosmos?


The Virtual Telescope Project will show Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster driving off into deep space on Valentine’s Day [CNET]
Is this car really in space? [Snopes]
Elon Musk just sent his Tesla to space [Time Magazine]

Collin Spinney is a working poet from New Hampshire via Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Hamilton College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Poetry and is currently working on a manuscript centered on work and labor.

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