Guest Poem by Estill Pollock

Estill Pollock's publications include Constructing the Human (Poetry Salzburg) and the book cycle, Relic Environments Trilogy (Cinnamon Press). His recent collections are Entropy and Time Signatures, both from Broadstone Books.

In Places We Invent

In places we invent, cities not cities
In ways we knew, in our little understanding
Of structures and remorse, where stations prosper

From years of long cold, or in savannahs
Dry winds strip breathless, our new lives

Printed veils of fabrics, tools
And airlock curvatures

Outside, a dead lung, a thousand years from Earth

This message, child of soundless vacuum, the refrain
We sing across deciphered stars