Friday, January 15, 2010

Rocket Summer People

Rocket Summer is a phrase from Bradbury,
a metaphor likening the intense heat
from a rocket ship launch to the seasonal
heat of summer.

Even someone who doesn’t know Bradbury
can google the two words and learn what they mean
and their knowledge, then, would be an example
of Rocket Summer.

It would be fast knowledge unlike the real thing
but for a moment it would appear the same
and for a moment the person who googled
Rocket Summer would think they knew something.

But can a person ever google enough
to understand Martians might not be Martians,
firemen might not be firemen and people might
not be people but Rocket Summer people?

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