Mars is not at perihelion.
Mars is not near you.
Mars is arrayed on a skyline
as though waiting for dark.
Mars is up there, neither accepting
For all we know, Mars has its visor shut.
Mars — so many for Mars, all we could ask for.
Mars, Mars, somewhere floating over mountaintops.
Soon we will see Mars. We will see its light,
blood-tinged all the way to Sheol.