Mars aligns with the sun and Earth
in a cosmic display
once every 26 moons
Some will put it on the tube
(if there are any left)
The rest might see it on a screen.
Martians enjoy this solar eclipse
when the Earth steps in between,
only to inch away again for a galactic tan.
This Red Planet opposition
is not political.
This is polemical:
Mars is probably not red.
We see it though the blue of oxygen
It may be as green as it can be,
if the scale came from Neptune.