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

An Astronaut’s Broken Heart

Launched into space like puppets on a string, These metal ships danced fiercely on the waves; Such precious cargo was held deep within, Laden with men who would see early graves. A tranquil sea lay out before their eyes, Revealing scenes that only they have seen; The shadow of the Earth in a sunrise, Would … 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

An Unclaimed Son

Marked out as something that did not belong, An oddball with a number not a name; A newborn whose hereditary was wrong, And with ancestry that was not the same. Who is it that must shoulder all the blame, The father and his lustful, wandering eye Or naïve child all swaddled up in shame? A … 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

A Quantum Key to a Classic Problem

Has science reached a new frontier, A quantum mess launched in to space; To combat growing doubt and fear, A first step in an unseen race.   A quantum mess launched in to space, On board a nanosateliite; A first step in an unseen race, To correlate two beams of light.   On board a … Read more

Lost Echoes of Some Young Yet Ancient Star

Fast radio bursts come from outer space, We measure them and try to plot their trace; First thought to be some cataclysmic scar, Lost echoes of some young yet ancient star.   A thousandth of a second in their beat, We now know that some of these sounds repeat; Recordings of a powerful pulsar, Lost … Read more

If Bowie were a Scientist

If Bowie were a scientist He’d have colonized the moon, And built an elevator That would have us there by noon.   If Bowie were a scientist We’d all have free energy; Tesla would be his guru, We’d be no longer all at sea.   If Bowie were a scientist He’d have cloned more than … Read more

Our Universe Beats Like a Heart

LIGO has found waves without light, In finding them Einstein was right; General laws of his were smart, Our Universe beats like a heart.   Looking for two black holes to crash, In faith they searched for the backlash; Glory to those who played their part, Our Universe beats like a heart.   Lasers at … Read more

You Were Once a Star

So you were once a star that could not shine; Your mass too low, reactions could not start. A lonely planet, that was your design; There was no fusion in your gaseous heart. But now it seems that you are just a part Of some celestial pattern in the sky. You orbit a true star; … Read more

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