Poem – AIR APPARENT (By Ray Gallucci)
Primeval atmosphere as dense
As plant Venus has today
Explains how Earth became the way
We currently experience.
Dioxide carbon was the prime
Component as on Venus now.
But, unlike Venus, Earth knew how
To make it disappear with time.
Because of Moon, there’s tidal force
Which powers Earth tectonically.
Together magma, rocks and sea
Absorb most carbon from its source.
Once life evolved, the gases formed
An atmosphere with oxygen
And mainly neutral nitrogen
With pressure lower than before.
Unlike our sister planet pair
(Infernal Venus, arctic Mars,
Which never changed like planet ours),
The Earth provides the perfect air.
I am a Professional Engineer who has been writing poetry since 1990. I am an incorrigible rhymer, tending toward the skeptical/cynical regarding daily life. I have been fortunate to have been published in poetry magazines and on-line journals such as NUTHOUSE, MOTHER EARTH INTERNATIONAL, FEELINGS/POETS’ PAPER, MÖBIUS (when Jean Hull Herman published), PABLO LENNIS, MUSE OF FIRE, SO YOUNG!, THE AARDVARK ADVENTURER, POETIC LICENSE, THUMBPRINTS, UNLIKELY STORIES, BIBLIOPHILOS, FULLOSIA PRESS, NOMAD’S CHOIR, HIDDEN OAK, PABLO LENNIS, POETSESPRESSO, SOUL FOUNTAIN, WRITER’S JOURNAL, ATLANTIC PACIFIC PRESS, DERONDA REVIEW, LYRIC, THE STORYTELLER, WRITE ON! and DANA LITERARY SOCIETY.