Ethics of Space Exploration
So I finally learned the ethics and politics
of space exploration.
Try to find life at the far corners
of unforgiving solitude. Shoot the kids
in Yemen and Afghanistan.
Go bonkers about the discovery of habitable
planets. Bomb the shit out of Aleppo
to make it look like poor people’s Mars.
Hope the aliens from space are nice
and friendly. Kill the brothers from another country
if they drink beer in your bar.
So the space moralists told me,
“Nobody owns the moon”.
Damn fucking right!
I told them nobody owns Earth either.
Sudeep Adhikari is a structural engineer/Lecturer from Kathmandu, Nepal. His recent publications were with Red Fez , Kyoto , Your One Phone Call, Jawline Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Yellow Mama, Fauna Quarterly, Beatnik Cowboys, After The Pause, Poetry Pacific, Silver Birch Press and Vox Poetica.