Strange encounters on the cosmic highway
we just had a near-miss with Shoemaker-Levy.
And some years ago the Swift-Tuttle
caused severe delays for the space shuttle.
Although Hyakutake was a heavenly flop
we got better performance from Hale-Bopp.
Once the dinos disappeared in a cosmic spark.
Thus setting the stage for “Jurassic Park”
We are living today in a strange climate
They’re cloning a sheep, they’re cloning a primate
and scientists soon will make fossils fecund
and then we’ll be in for “Jurassic park II”.
(Vienna 1997. This poem has got an unwelcome actuality since 2002 NT 7 apparently will seal our fate in February 2019)