Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith reads from ‘Life on Mars’. Smith’s father was an engineer who worked on the Hubble telescope. His influence is felt in this book of poems.

The Weather in Space

Is God being or pure force? The wind
Or what commands it? When our lives slow
And we can hold all that we love, it sprawls
In our laps like a gangly doll. When the storm
Kicks up and nothing is ours, we go chasing
After all we’re certain to lose, so alive—
Faces radiant with panic

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