Originally published February 27, 2018, this piece was a reaction… The red planet calls.
The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/02/27/nothing-as-it-seems/
Nothing is as it seems;
What we see with open eyes is often not but dreams.
Be ye bold, but be wary,
Lest you fall and find a fate to share with the canary.
Deep we dive into the skies to find a blood-red new frontier,
While those behind struggle to find a life worth living here.
On every side, mouths opened wide, no moments left to chew,
Don’t wait to long to hear the song; those teeth they search for you.