Charles Coe’s poem “Picnic on the Moon,” Picnic on the Moon (1999), is not sci-fi. It’s a critique of human violence and enmity on Earth set against the Moon’s tranquility and quiet.

The Moon sounds like the perfect picnic spot-
a great place to bask in the warm solar breeze
and take a break from the earthly roar and rumble.

           Yesterday a bomb went off beside a school bus.
           Some child’s blood-stained notebook lay across a seat-one day’s journey entry
           in some ancient endless war.

See Charles Coe. Picnic on the Moon. Wellfleet, Massachusetts: The Leapfrog Press, 1999