Space Age

so this is the space age
isn’t it crap?
it’s not at all how we expected
way back before modern was already old fashioned

so this is the future
is this all real?
I don’t think that I like it
it’s kind of disappointing

I wanted it to be like Dan Dare
Clockwork Orange, 2001
Brave New World and Ziggy Stardust
but here we are 
and it’s all so mundane
doing some work in the coffee shop
communicating on devices with people who aren’t really here
maybe I’m not really here
but I’m glad if I am
I wouldn’t have missed it for the world

© Eric Goulden / Wreckless Eric / Fire Publishing 2015