Thursday, July 31, 2008


They travelled long through hyperspace
From a galaxy far distant,
Intelligence, combined with grace,
Bacteria resistant.

They’d mastered well the time-warp drive
With nuclear propulsion,
And viewed our will to stay alive
With uncontrolled revulsion.

It took them eons just to reach us,
Through the space-time axis,
Surely they would stop and teach us
Why we should pay taxes.

Surely they could teach us all
The riddles of existence?
How to see around a wall?
How to conquer distance?

But no, they came and went one night,
Most unspectacu-larly,
Leaving, for mankind’s delight,
Some circles in our barley.
August 2003

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