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Jess

  I opened the cat box door and she flowed out like tar. Head down, huge round eyes sweeping left and right, Left and right, invisible searchlights looking for a place to hide, Frightened by every alien sight and sound … Continue reading

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Peggy

    She never raised a paw in anger to me; nothing but love Was ever painted on her tiny tapering face. She didn’t so much walk as stalk across the floor, Her always-out claws, shattered hips and arched spine … Continue reading

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Waking Opportunity

  Maybe, if we all look to the sky On the next cold, clear night, Seek out Mars shining there like A red-hot coal and wish really hard Opportunity will wake. Children do it all the time And it seems … Continue reading

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Peggy

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Another Storm

  I’ve been here before. Many sols ago I rolled to a halt As the sky went strangely dark, The Sun fading to a dull red spark. I just waited that storm out, Watched the Sun come and go, Ghostly … Continue reading

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Independence

  Note: this is a transcript of a short video clip recovered from Mars in 2094, after the end of the War of Independence. Experts agree that the video was shot by one of the Year 3 class from Tharsis … Continue reading

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War

  Just as day follows night, Sunset follows sunrise And dusk follows dawn War will follow us to Mars. Small disputes at first; countries Clashing over mining rights to ice Or water, minerals or ore. But one sol all-out war … Continue reading

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