2051 A Space Oddity

Gas-like mist rolls over the gritty dunes

and strange shaped, granite like rocks 

Multi coloured clouds form like plumes

of smoke spreading across the eerie plain

 

Periods of extreme quiet give way to what

would seem like peels of distant thunder

accompanied by a gentle surface tremor

As if playing out a sinister rhythmic sequence

 

Noticeable though, the feeling of observation

Surveillance? scrutinisation? close attention?

We could be fooled into thinking this way 

Desolation and isolation playing its part

 

A project spanning many years

Yet to yield more than just samples

for transporting back to our own planet
in the space shuttle laboratory storage

 

We can’t help wondering what happened here

Evidence seems to suggest something catastrophic, seismic, anything living now gone

Perhaps our space scientists are correct?

This planet named Earth all but perished

in the climate change disaster of 2051

Rick Varden 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian Maryon

Thu 19th Dec 2019 16:26

Hate it when people move the goalposts!

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Fred Varden

Thu 19th Dec 2019 11:48

I’ve decided to give you 20 more years Brian😂

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Fred Varden

Wed 18th Dec 2019 09:23

Yes it will be just in time to be fully out of the EU Brian! Cheers

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Fred Varden

Wed 18th Dec 2019 09:23

Yes it will be just in time to be fully out of the EU Brian! Cheers

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Brian Maryon

Tue 17th Dec 2019 19:06

Only another twelve years? No need to make provision for my old age then.

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