Science and Science Fiction poetry: Rain

He sleeps on while I awake
to hear rain on the roof
lie snug listening to a
long familiar sound
pattering, gathering strength
and force until
it pounds
and the roof resounds.

Gasping with sudden
shattering realisation
I grab for the breathers,
the suits,
scream for the children.
It does not rain
here on Mars.

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

‘Rain’ was first published in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Associations print journal Star*Line  42.2     http://sfpoetry.com/sl/issues/starline42.2.html

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16 thoughts on “Science and Science Fiction poetry: Rain

  1. I don’t know what part of Mars you’re talking about, but on my little corner it rains almost daily; rains cannabis-infused gummy bears which I ingest gratefully, given the fact that they’re one’s only real hope of Martian Salvation.

    Great work, this one, Kim. Thanks

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  2. I love your sci-fi/speculative poetry so much. Such a strong sense of place and growing tension. It makes my sci-fi nerd self squeal with delight! Wonderfully imaginative stuff. :)

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