Is there Still Life on Mars?

Is there Still Life on Mars?

I wrote this poem on 23 October 2019, between 9:45 and 10:35 JST. Amazing what we writers can come up with when bored out of our tiny wee minds 😉

The piece was the handwritten start of an idea which became one of the short stories in my ongoing short story challenge. The story also opens the ‘Big Six’ collection I indie-published earlier this month.

if aliens should chance upon Paul Cezanne

painting in some field or by a stream

would he scream or be impressed

and then add them too

with zeros for eyes and bodies made of cubes

or perhaps he’d hide them in orchards

colorless beings

held forever in layers of light