How would we re-define “expansive”?
This is the only socially acceptable way
to drown now: a subsidy for space, paid
by the taxes of concrete atoms. Mouths
pried open in a stony trauma. Address
the grievances of eyelids burdened by
leftover from manic-depressive meteors.
If only your Manifest Destiny conquered
comets instead of cultures, or engulfed
disease instead of aliens: if only civility
included such institutional endorsements
to identify the corpses of