Cinnamon surface, rarer than saffron
though its taste of old pool water
bars a good mix with blueberries.
In my parents’ time some still
wished you likened
with green flashes and seasonal drought
before an ancient Mariner
found nary a drop to drink.
Project humans to Mars
many might say, waiting impatiently
for a negative to be proven
before we journey
and spread our crap around.