Memo to the First Ambassador to Space:


When you reach the Phliffs and Glollphs, please

treat them tactfully.

Schedule lectures twice a day

on our democracy.

Instruct them in our way of life that

there’s immunization

for almost all diseases

you are bringing to their nation.

Explain our precious culture

proven by the way we’ve grown—

until we need their acreage,

in addition to our own.

Sears Roebuck’s ready to move in,

and a dandy Five and Ten,

where they can buy at half the price,

things never seen till then.


Every little Phliff and Glollph

will someday sit in school,

and learn to measure what he does

by a strictly—golden rule.