Endlessly squashed by Jupiter’s mass
Tides in rocks that flow like glass,
Heat from the core bursts up through the floor
And mineral teas brew deep in the seas.
Sulfur and phosphates are only in traces
But rich with precursor acids and bases,
Organic foams that slither and roam
While transparent tubes trap colloidal foods.
Extremes of heat and pressure so benthic
What’s possible must be chemosynthetic,
Free swimming ribbons sport bio-glow fins
Small shelly things ooze membranes like wings.
Europa hosts life deep under her ice –