by Vivian Wagner
Issue 2: Game
The game involves making
Mars habitable and profitable,
played in the form of corporations
creating oceans, building oxygen.
You pull cards to determine
luck and success, improvise as
necessary in the thin, distant atmosphere.
The hexagons and borders form
all that we understand of creation,
and that all we do not.
Vivian Wagner is an associate professor of English at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. She’s the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington), The Village (Aldrich Press-Kelsay Books), Making (Origami Poems Project), and Curiosities (Unsolicited Press). Visit her website at vivianwagner.net.