“the nervous towns of Mars” by Sasha on the 99

Monday June 13, 2016
5 minutes
The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury

I know that there’s a theme here. Or themes. A handful, like raspberries kissed with mould, picking out the ones that are still good enough to eat. Do these themes spoil? Juice staining hands red. A map of a place that I keep going back to.

I read seven poems that my mother sends me in an email attachment. I shiver, reading them on the bus. The raspberry juice is on her hands too.