Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The swiftest planet, closest to the sun
Is roasted in the star's infernal gaze.
In polar craters, dawn has n'er begun
Eternal darkness freezes gasses there.
Though sunshine never penetrates the holes,
Reflected light creates a subtle gloam
night vision robot, orbiting the poles
While Earthly radar guides the cam'ra home.
Prokofiev hosts lightly colored frost
In other craters ice is black as char
A lag from which the water has been lost?
Organic/ sulfur condensate? Like tar?
From springs? Or solar wind? A comet's blow?
From whence this water comes we do not know.