Time to Split

(Antarctica, Dec. 2015)

On the verge of cracking up
the 35 folks of Halley VI
awaiting ships and bulldozers
for a timely tow.

Chasm 1 has spoken–
the deep-ice wiggle
man once again
could not imagine
aims to put a fool’s notion
at risk once more.

Space-age-module madness
in the path of a
50-meter-deep fissure.
Kind of takes
your frozen breath away.

Man proposes.
Nature swallows.
Death by rift.
Yet another hi-tech dream
not all it was cracked up to be.

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