HELLO FROM 2040
I am the first baby Martian,
My parents as familiar in metal suits as dressing gowns,
My world a hemisphere of tech.
My head is light, my limbs slender - I am their Space Monkey.
I would bound around like a lemur, but there isn’t the space.
Oh, and your Earth is a star.
I can find you in the sky - a blue point of light against the cosmic pin pricks.
So many stories I have heard – open air, China, Pitcairn Island, camels, London, dragons. Oceans, flowers, rain.
Should you ever fall out among yourselves and stop sending our cargo here
we will watch your silent star in the night,
until our eyes close too.