The Weight of Martian Water

Peeling back the blackened veins of ancient crust, forgotten fragments whisper soggy secrets. Their enforced exile loosening tongues that now bubble over with stories of impossible waterways – teeming canals that once sang with the sound of a thousand babbling brooks.   Beneath a sterile gaze, these rusted reservoirs divulge …

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Beneath an Iron Sky

In the irascible search for life the faint twinkling of distant stars expose giant globes of gaseous ferocity; their inferred magnitude drifting too close to their sun, falling like Icarus into a labyrinth of tidal force.   As the searing heat scorches the barren sky, estranged metals disperse into the …

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Ancient Rings of Time

Giant clams lie settled atop distant mountain peaks; their arid husks supressing the brackish smell of ancient waves that once bathed them in their shallow, dampened beds.   Peeling back the layers with chemical precision, we read huddled rings like geological Tarots; tealeaves strained by Gaia’s aged sieve.   Calcified …

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Moulded Galaxies

Across dank, shaded habitats of cosmic intent specks of light flicker into life. Emerging from chaos, filaments of matter weave their nets; unclassifiable structures that stretch across the emptiness as ethereal webs that glisten in the dewy dawn.   Barely trodden paths glow faintly in the dark; celestial causeways that …

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The Inglorious Dangers of Space

Floating between distant horizons, you dance upon a fraying thread; turning somersaults as butterflies threaten to break free from the fragile anchor beneath your flailing feet.   Muscles weaken with your inaction, as brittle bones lose their inhibitions; gliding towards an unseen surface that shimmers forever out of reach against …

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Stellar Snow

Beneath pristine packs of southern snow Echoes of a violent past lay scattered; Lost amongst the landscape like fragments Of half-remembered, ancient dreams, These imprints of impossible ferocity Permeate the permafrost with their Sparse, unnatural presence.   Carefully              we              sieve                    the Frozen              dust,          shaking …

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A River of Stars

A dynasty of diamonds in the sky, You stretch beyond the hemispheres of sight Scattering stardust like lavish silt as Unseen tidal forces conspire to tear you apart.   A stellar stream that meanders across space, Undulating gently out of reach As two parallel lanes of celestial eddies That softly …

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A Blemish in Our Atmosphere

Between the curves where space and sky entwine, The air is stripped by violent, solar flow; A savagery inherently benign, When matched with what arises from below.   The shockwaves of our past can still be felt, Revealing every blow as it was dealt; As ripples found in time unveil …

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A Breath in Time

Within the salt-encrusted lakes of time, Are secret bubbles formed by primal cast; We excavate these drops from faded brine, To understand the structure of your past. They ratify and filter our forecast That Gaia’s breath was once a weakened wheeze, Devoid of life and luscious chloroplast. By reading samples …

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