Photography © Glenn Bowie


What Can We Do With A Captured Asteroid?

Elon Musk sent his Roadster out to space
Sporty cherry-red Tesla
Bolted to the top of Falcon Heavy rocket
Mannequin occupies the driver’s seat
Bowie’s Space Oddity on loop
First to zip this close to Mars
His vision—spreading humanity to other planets
Now car and rocket on its third orbit
With plans to send up a small spacecraft
Capture the Roadster, bring it back to earth
90 million dollars sends a rocket into the universe
500,000 houseless Americans languish, invisible


Laurie Rosen is a lifelong New Englander. Her poems have appeared in The Muddy River Poetry Review; Oddball Magazine; Soul-Lit and elsewhere.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.