In the Next Galaxy

by Ruth Stone

Things will be different.

No one will lose their sight,

their hearing, their gallbladder.

It will be all Catskills with brand-

new wraparound verandas.

The idea of Hitler will not

have vibrated yet.

While back here,

they are cleaning out

pockets of wrinkled

Nazis hiding in Argentina.

But in the next galaxy,

certain planets will have true

blue skies and drinking water.

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