Planetary Protection Nursery Rhyme

No plants to see
or animal pee.
Mars has a rusty surface.

On briny slopes
under-surface hopes:
Mars hides a welcome birth place.

Robots in dust
taking pictures must
not greening, greening,
bring there any bugs,

nor on return
our greening disturb.
Don’t end Earth. That’s the purpose.

#NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 15

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.