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

now as science tells
of a water lake on Mars
seen through lenses of algorithms
we hear again the Sirens of
first life

imagining its synthesis
we still hope to scratch the itch
and catch the whale
tormenting us since we turned
from simple  Is  to
and built a babble tower of
incredible creation tales
full of fire and ice

Jim Culleny
Copyright 2018