To Mars on MAVEN by Lauren McBride

To Mars on MAVEN
Lauren McBride

seeing red: rovers
below, satellites above –
Mars, yield your secrets

Poet’s Notes: This poem was written in response to the “Going to Mars” campaign for MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft). It was open to “anyone on planet Earth” over 18 who wanted to send a message to Mars in the form of a 5-7-5 haiku. All submitter’s names (over a thousand) were burned to a DVD along with the three winning haiku (not mine) where they are still orbiting Mars onboard MAVEN following its launch in 2013.

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