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Friday, June 08, 2012


by David Feela

  for Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

Mars is on fire tonight,
his Martians
chronicling the transit
of his shadow
composed of ink,

wide as a planet, observed
by our scientists who mistook it
for Venus
passing between us
and a dandelion sun.

David Feela writes a monthly column for The Four Corners Free Press and for The Durango Telegraph. A poetry chapbook, Thought Experiments, won the Southwest Poet Series. His first full length poetry book, The Home Atlas appeared in 2009. His new book of essays, How Delicate These Arches  , released through Raven's Eye Press, has been chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.