November 28, 2120

Kepler artist image - Image credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/Tim Pyle

These cranberries never
graced a Massachusetts bog
and frankly, they’re mostly
rice syrup and cochineal.
This extruded protein loaf
only faintly resembles
an authentic turkey roast
but half the ship’s crew
are vegetarians anyhow
and just this morning
we spied the first light
shining blue and brave
off the rolling oceans
of our brand new home
so we could be feasting
upon autoclaved dirt
and today I’d still
be thankful.



Image credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/Tim Pyle

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