2-20 Parenthetical

(Parenthetical)

 

So, to the race to Mars!

(Bypassing our parenthetical moon.)

 

In five minutes, you and I

will forget the ghostly cold on Mars,

as another one of our trillion (parenthetical) memories

 

no different than

Sunday paper’s the last page

lying parenthetically on the couch.

 

A question grasps me (nevertheless),

is not about life on ancient Mars

or fossils under dry-ice snow.

 

What about our lives—are we parenthetical?

 

(Our lives)

 

The question is (not) parenthetical.

 

 

 

 

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