There Is Absolutely Nothing Lonelier

There is absolutely nothing lonelier
than the little Mars rover
never shutting down, digging up
rocks, so far away from Bond street
in a light rain. I wonder
if he makes little beeps? If so
he is lonelier still. He fires a laser
into the dust. He coughs. A shiny
thing in the sand turns out to be his.

— Matthew Rohrer, author of Surrounded by Friends

This poem is offered as part of our November theme: Math, Science, Tech

T. S. Poetry

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