Firstly, I would like to place all six science week sonnets
(plus the bonus poem) in stratigraphic order.
That is, youngest rocks described at the top. An analysis will follow
A pox on
all those proxies non-unique
make interpretation hard to do.
to calcium we seek
and not pCO2.
lithium, uranium are used
disambiguate the Mg curve
The Schrödinger bacteria’s Barsoom,
Where robots scan the wadi of the Styx.
There died, or never lived a microbe bloom
When déjà vu and Dejah Thoris mix,
Her hungry eyes fixed on Hadean seas,
Lowell’s canal dream just an aquifer.
The playa droid with X-ray vision sees;
Areocalcrete Earthings infer.
With carbonate and opal intergrown,
prayer of cheap uranium,