This is for Meeting The Bar: A Martian sharpens his knife over at dVerse. Thank you to Samuel Peralta for bringing us today’s Meeting the Bar article.. there are some excellent poems here
I have used a blank verse of couplets for my take on estrangement.
Green supple silicon pricks my soles,
it spreads without a centre.
A bullet with six segmented sticks
flies with veined cellophane wings.
Grey brown particles, carbon, minerals
have the scent of dead blood and bone.
Organic structures reaching for the sun
mirrored reaching for the magma core below.
Spectrums broken into different waveforms
a compass for the lifeforms.
Sticky powder sits in baskets
attracting creatures swimming in air.
Pliable pipe creature with a circle mouth
spits droplets, mix of oxygen and hydrogen.