Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars
. . .(the) principle of “following the water” is key to astrobiology – the study of potential life beyond Earth. —BBC News 7/25/18

—for Robert Frost

now science tells
of a water lake on Mars
seen through algorithmic lenses
so we hear again the Sirens of
first life
……………. we still hope
to scratch that itch
imagining its synthesis
……………. we still hope
to catch the whale
tormenting us since we turned
from simple  Is  to  Unknowable
and built a babbling tower
of incredible creation tales
that end in fire
or ice

Jim Culleny
Copyright 2018