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I write introspective and speculative verse. Science fiction needs its poets too.
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    I No Longer Write for...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    From Shevek's personal cargo

    Letter to the first poet on Mars
    Do not say “red”.
    Avoid mention of Ares.
    In fact, don’t wax classical
    at all.
    Keep it simple.
    Don’t drink the water.
    There isn’t any.
    Say there is.
    Exaggerate the prospects
    for terraforming.
    Tell us the weather is nice.
    Or, that it will be.
    Wish we were there.
    Tell us so.
    Invent a new word
    for red.
    Write it.
    Make a circle.
    Better yet
    construct a sphere.
    Create a word for gravity
    and place it at the center.
    Empty the sky of stars.
    Give us a proper beginning.
    Write: "I’ve reached the summit
    of Olympus Mons,”
    and, “from this sacred height,
    for kilometers in all directions,
    I can see no God
    who deals in war.”

    Published in Mimesis 1 (2007)

    Sat, Mar 29, 2008  Permanent link

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