It was announced today that scientists have confirmed the existence of a frozen ocean on Saturn’s sixth largest moon, Enceladus – which has been considered by same the most likely place in our Solar System for life to exist beyond Earth. (Take that as you will.)
I decided to use this news as a prompt and wound up with the villanelle below, which I’m quite happy with. It’s my third in thirty poems to write this month, which I intend to post daily over at hobo.poetics.
Don't fear our water table being broken We've an imaginary solution On Enceladus there is an ocean
A truly pataphysical omen This dawning new resource revolution Don't fear our water table being broken
As we continue to master motion We will manufacture absolution On Enceladus there is an ocean
It doesn't matter that it's frozen Makes for easier redistribution Don't fear our water table being broken
Lies continually being spoken Regarding the impact of pollution On Enceladus there is an ocean
Humanity certain it's been chosen To usurp control of evolution Don't fear our water table being broken On Enceladus there is an ocean