Elon Musk Wants to Send Us to Mars (III. Magic and Star, Life in Transit)

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Three

Magic and star, life in transit

A star collides with a celestial body and then there's life. Chaos sires order.
Elliptical helix
Pangaea
The product of an erratic chain reaction floats in orbit.

Asterisk

We landed in Tinjar Valles. And then there was life.
Moving
Organic
Scalable
Life.
(7 stranded planetary wanderers
And me)

Intelligent, organized, logical, technological, optimistic, ignorant, dangerous, threatening, cosmic, asteroid, beautiful, evolving (it is questionable), healthy (it is questionable), pioneering (it is questionable), persistent, tenacious, colorful, flaring, amiable,
Life.

Asterisk

I see the colossus watching us through the glass. The glass our common pathway.
I close my eyes,
Shattered glass.

Welcome to the star of death.

And O havoc.
No roses.

Asterisk

Simpson Desert, Australia
Red Desert, Wyoming
Registan Desert, Afghanistan
Tinjar Valles, Amenthes
Tinjar Valles, Amenthes
Tinjar Valles, Amenthes
Tinjar Valles, Amenthes
Tinjar Valles, Amenthes

Arid river channels where there was once
Water?
Glacier?
Lava?

Terra Mater, what damaged you?
Who built you? And why are you here?

Large tracts of desert surrounded by large craters
Sand dunes,
And saline materials; nutrients necessary for the growth of roses.
Dry land, waiting patiently.

Asterisk

The red desert hosts an abundance of wildlife, despite the shortage of water and poor vegetation.

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from Var Martialis, released June 1, 2017
Written by Stelios Hadjithomas
Performed by Microsoft David
Recorded, mixed & produced by Stelios Hadjithomas

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Stelios Hadjithomas Dublin, Ireland

Stelios Hadjithomas is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans, and experiments with, genres and mediums. His poetry has been published in various literary journals online and in print in Ireland and the UK.

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