Volcano Planet

by Denny Marshall


Hundreds of eruptions
Ash litters charcoal sky
Coats young planet
Like cake frosting

Ground moves molten
With earthquake feet
Atmosphere non-breathable
Water still a stranger
Earth’s prehistoric twin
Identical?
Unlikely

No life forms present
To spawn in deep vents
Arriving in comets
Like rats on a boat
Correct temperature
Still far away


Copyright © 2016 by Denny Marshall

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