Not in the protocol

NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-EarthriseNot in the protocol
for you to photograph
anything familiar.

Your job was to be there
and record everything

and by everything
I mean

only the stuff
we don’t know.

Perhaps the protocol was vague
on this point


we have enough of home
for now,
thank you.

This little rebellion of yours
punched a crater
in the plan

that was scripted out for you
down to the minute.

I guess you didn’t hear
the pulse
of its demands

(not that it surprises me).

Next time, remember:

look back
at the full colors
of home


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