You will not believe me and you wonít understand me Space is terrible even more than hell in Danteís book We are rushing through space-time by a starprobe vehicle Like along ice slope on the but Earth-Beta takes 8 days Earth-Epsilon takes time which We donít count in order to stay sane We are stuck in anguish of eternity We read Kipling by heart Outsideís obscurity of space Back on Earth we used to read in science-fiction novels About possibility to meet an alien being Back on Earth we had forgotten all the 10 commandments Meeting any neighbour is childís play Earth-Beta takes 8 days Earth-Epsilon takes time which We donít count in order to stay sane Anguish of eternity is childís play We read Pushkin by heart Outsideís obscurity of space We are vaccinated against tears and cheap day-dreams Venereal diseases and hydrophobic beasts We can spit from space to any blast of supernova Back on Earth we had more jolly things. Earth-Beta takes 8 days Earth-Epsilon takes time which We donít count in order to stay sane We are stuck in anguish of eternity We read Kipling by heart Outsideís obscurity of space.
                   
We would never see again terrestrial horizont If we are to trust the tales of scientific nerds For when we come back obeying their laws of nature Seven hundred centuries wouldíve passed Itís reason to laugh thereís nothing to fear on Earth No more prisons and palaces on Earth We trusted in poor God but now we know He doesnít exist Et nunŮ Śt semper et in saecula saeculorum.
© Alex Sokolov. Translation, 2011