Discovered several hundred thousand years
After life was found to be extinct
On the third planet from a nearby star,
The strange rock elicited curiosity, some fears.
One biologist theorized that it had been
A giant form of life, petrified. But samples
Had revealed no organic matter, nothing
To indicate this stone had felt biologic discipline.
A geologist had surmised the surface had been worn
By liquid water – an exotic fluid that, at one time,
May have been abundant on that odd planet,
A theory quite unique for such a place so forlorn.
Gazed upon from a special angle (perhaps the thought is mad),
This form could be imagined to have lived.
A foot, or something like a foot could be at one end
And opposite, could it be a head with eyes completely sad?