We’ve Landed On The Planet Named After The God Of War

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We’ve landed on the planet named after the god of war

and the power’s out all over Texas

my mother’s buried under her grandmother’s quilt

while they’re looking for signs of life on the surface of the long-dried lake-bed

—Deborah Paredez, from the poem Perseverance