The Bright Sunlight That Outshines The Dimmer Stars
When it appears fully well-lit from the Earth`s perspective ---
sun-lit, roughly every month, we view lunar splendor in action!
Sometimes I wonder how it is like to visit an uncharted territory ---
to blast off and land on the lunar surface, ( I hear your roar of well!)
Talk of a Neil Armstrong special, talk of me walking in style! Differently!
Actually, picture me running more rapidly than any soul ever expected!
Consider this: they say the gravity on the Moon is 16.5 % (1/6) what one
would experience on Earth, and so if I jumped a bit for good measure,
guess what—bingo—I could prove that flying is not the privilege of birds!
I guess one would have to overcome the weak attraction of the surface
and hop over as one explores the Earth`s only natural satellite,
I mean the fifth-largest natural satellite in the Solar System
that enables one to weigh less on it than one would do on the Earth;
Yes, I retaliate: one that makes one`s jump higher than normal!
And as one moves faster in space, time goes slower, talk of an age
bonus and being over the moon in the truest sense of the word!
Wait a minute… envision me looking for any evidence of life
as I step on elegant dust filled with pebbles – and finding none!
What an awe-inspiring experience that could be!!
Astronauta Optimus Maximus -- Alan Bean
Slip Slidin' Away -- Alan Bean