Lunar Flag assembly sonnet
by Kyle Flemmer
In 1969 we raised a flag Upon the crated surface of the Moon Designed in lieu of gravity and drag To fly upright despite the cold vacuum Six missions travelled safely there and back Transporting six payloads of grey moon crust And left to stand amid the booted tracks Six arrows of Apollo fixed in dust Though US military grade nylon Solar UV bombards their colored dyes And after all the astronauts have gone The lunar flags are quickly bleached to white And if they should disintegrate to rags May the same fate befall all flags
Lunar Flag Assembly Kit by Kyle Flemmer is a Blasted Tree original collection of poetry.
ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-17-2
Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer - Cover Image by NASA, Lunar Orbiter Recovery Project