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Piece based on the January 15 Mars selfie taken by the Mars Curiosity rover.   Mixed media: paper, acrylic, box, image of Mars Curiosity rover (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS).

Piece based on the January 15 Mars selfie taken by the Mars Curiosity rover.
Mixed media: paper, acrylic, box, image of Mars Curiosity rover (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS).

According to NASA MSL, “this view results from the first observation of a target selected autonomously by a spacecraft on Mars” (i.e., NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University

I sit in the sandbox
with the Matchbox car city
run by ants,

my fingers tracing a rille
void of lava or water or ice
through the main parking lot.

Though you may not see it,
this touch
means loss of separation

with the finite.

You can try
to stop me,

but I am already
ignoring
the obvious
limitations

including stones
and air

have connected
with everything

have become
a sinuous river

meandering through
valleys and lechs
past my allotted time.