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Look up tonight
see the Man in the Moon clench his teeth
see the Moon Rabbit run, run
away for what we do down here
the death we wreak, on others
on ourselves and the yet to be born

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And I do not remember her name….

She was older that all of us, she
had her own office, her audience chamber, she
could spot your coding error from a great distance.
Clever, charming and funny, she
had programmed the first computer
when it was over a Lyons Corner Shop and
bugs were real and flew. She
was our hero and we worshipped her. She
never married despite numerous proposals
as marriage meant the end of a womans career back then.
I remember her smile, her joy in teaching, her lack of regret and
oh, so much, her knowledge that we all used to
build computer code to model and understand climate.
I remember so well
long to tell you who she was.

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Shared at the EARTHWEAL Open link weekend:



We send robots to roam
neighbouring planets and moons
decades in the dark
searching, sensing, tasting
looking for life traces

Could it be Enceladus
where molecules spurt from
hidden ocean-slush
or indeed Mars, so dry
so near, so tantalising?

Will they succeed before
we destroy our lives
here on precious blue green Earth?
Before there is no one
to receive the news?

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