and do the other things*

we don’t have no books no more
we hardly have them retail stores

we do have things we’re using yet
some we love and some regret

our whatyamacallits came unbound
but none of us was then around

our grands and greats effed up the past
and lots of things just didn’t last

yet here we are, just you and me
trying hard, like we’ll always be

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”

*John F. Kennedy Moon Speech – Rice Stadium, September 12, 1962

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