Plains of Paradise

The echoes of your past vibrate through space, And secrets lie beneath your broken skin; The cracks and rimless craters on your face, Reveal to us what’s hidden deep within.   Now frozen underground in super lakes, Under a pitted surface lined with breaks; A reservoir of life within our sight, To reach for when … Read more

The Veins of Mars

Your crater stands abandoned in the dirt, As thirsty dreams evaporate for good; Beneath your dusty surface pressures spurt, Leaving behind deposits in the mud. They burn you with their sulphate-silic blood, And your horizons change beyond repair; Then ground water appears like a lost flood, Leaving behind pure sulphur in your lair. We cut … Read more

Curious Dunes

A distant sun sets over reddened lands, As ripples lay before you like a wave; Try reach out with your cold, synthetic hands, And touch the ground that will become your grave. These unscathed marks are footprints in the sands That shackle you and bind you like a slave. Your unseen masters tell you where … Read more

The Deep Tracks of Unwanted Advances

In ancient times your reddened sands, Were struck by courtiers from space; They scarred you with their giant hands, Then watched as tears fell down your face.   With the first blow you screamed in pain, And told yourself never again; Soon afterwards your heart was ice, At least they only hit you twice.   … Read more

Where Water Was

Your reddened skies and barren soils conceal A frozen mass, but once it was a sea Infrared telescopes can now reveal What could and should, but never was to be.   A mighty ocean spanned the northern realms With winding river delta, and with lake And whilst deuterium now overwhelms; The absence of its sibling … Read more

Mars None

Signing up to the new frontier, Travelling to no atmosphere. One-way ticket to the unknown, Knowing there’s no direction home.   Voyaging in to the abyss, Never a chance to reminisce. Resistance now simply an Ohm, Knowing there’s no direction home.   Searching for life, to let one go, New sets of dice you get … Read more

No Distance Left to Run

A descent deep down into the red, red mist Staring now into that black, unknown abyss Presents left unopened, the champagne on ice   First contact with a new and virginal loam Silicon heart bursting to tell those at home Signals all wrapped up in packages to send   Tentatively extend my first solar arm … Read more

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