terraforming Mars
whether to switch on
the god gene

at the orbital hotel…
to Phobos for an ice run

metal mist
to ease its joints
dance-bot in a holocage

scent of an alien. . .
not knowing their origins
beyond caring


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The New Tourism: Space Travel by Terrie Leigh Relf
originally published July 30, 2008



Terrie Leigh Relf lives in Ocean Beach, which is in San Diego, CA. She is on staff at Sam's Dot Publishing, where she edits Hungur Magazine and The Drabble. Recent releases include Blood Journey, a vampire novel co-authored with Henry Lewis Sanders; The Poet's Workshop--And Beyond; and two poetry collections, Jupiter's Eye and My Friend, The Poet, and Other Poems About People She Thinks She Knows.

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