Microexplorers scaling an egg

Written by: Jeremy Martin

The glacial slope is tall, a vast and perilous globe 
It has been a whiteout for nearly three days now
We do all we can with our equipment to maintain our footing
The surface is so uncertain, but the summit is within reach 
5 am, Thursday (?), We are awakened by an earthquake 
An intolerably loud crack, perhaps a large chunk of opaque ice falling into the sea 
Some sort of strange eclipse now, a great silver moon appears overhead 
And now---now a wall of molten yellow magma approaches us! 
I must stop writing and seek shelter, pray for us small men!