If I could spin around the rim of one,
I could save an Earth ton on anti-aging lotions
And creams. Uncle Earl said, The hole
Will suck you right in. Uncle Earl worked on
The first Apollo project. He would know.
Randy and I never did visit Mission Control.
We checked into a Houston hotel, took Rohypnol
And watched Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
We were practically in space, twenty-three floors
Above the lobby. Near the end of the film,
I hurtled through the spacescape with Dave Bowman,
Only I was on a toilet. When my stomach settled,
I stretched out on the bathroom cold tile floor.
My eyes adjusted to the dark then.