The Contradiction

Are you certain
aliens cannot reach the Earth?
You’re an expert on all cosmic life,
aware of all that’s out there –

a god, I presume!
Or,
to quote your favourite gibe,
a ‘little green man’.

(I wish I had my glasses.)
If the latter,
let me be the first
to welcome you to Planet Earth.

What are the Chances?

Most cultures were ‘discovered’
by a handful of others
that explored the globe.
Who would deny
such a history of the world
was highly likely?
It’s in the nature of things.
So consider: most inhabited planets
are visited before they visit others.
Indeed, scaling things up,
the odds against our isolation
are astronomical.

 

You are an Alien

It is inconceivable to us that aliens would simply find us, well, alien. That would take humility and imagination and human beings are deficient in both. We assume our space brothers are expecting us to turn up at their party, waiting for us with open arms (or tentacles). But what if these space brothers have breath like dog muck, vomit on their Continue reading “You are an Alien”