Sunday, January 22, 2017


The Success

A lyre, banished to summer, still smoking with sublimating ice, caught in the sun room by the monstrous glossy leaves and writhing tropical roots.

"Make a note of this," cried Doc, but all the paper had already been sent on to fall.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017


DN 105 sent to printer. #106 ~1/2 full.


NASA found some possible mud cracks on Mars

If these are desiccation fractures,
then there was mud, there was water,
3 billion years or so ago,
this is a science poem,
no fiction in it,
but on the three photographs they posted,
unconvincing mud cracks, I must say,
centrally displayed,
off to the right on one I saw some wiggles,
tiny, parallel, wrinkles,
runzelmarken, those are called,
wrinkle marks, to the Anglophone geologist;
they form when wind blows across very shallow water,
water over mud, whose surface
holds together just a bit;
here on earth what does that
is called a microbial mat:
microbes, buddy!
Microbes on Mars,
3 billion years ago,
and why not now?
Why not now? 


tornado weather
spring flowers coming up
before February