Sunday, January 22, 2017
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.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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,
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 on Mars,
3 billion years ago,
and why not now?
Why not now?