First Bat In Space

03.17.09- "A bat was clinging to Discovery's external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the space craft as it cleared the tower."-
This is what i wish happened to that bat.

It reminds me

Of that childhood poem

"Twinkle twinkle little bat

How I wonder where you're at"


The official line

The bat did not survive

But who ever believed the powers that be?

Not you, I hope, and certainly not me


I'd rather believe

That little bat

Hung on to the foam with his fuzzy little toes

Found shelter from the flames as the rocket rose


Something about the way

The bat was made

Allowed him to thrive, to withstand

What NASA's billions must contend


I want to believe

Some strange, unknown fluke

Allows my bat to fill his lungs with air

Tentatively flap his wings while astronauts stare


I can imagine

If he could

He would have a smile on his funny little face

To have survived it! First bat in space!

The End

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