I Still Own the Earth

I still own the Earth.
I bought her in a sale
as a sort of pet.
At the time,
she only had one land mass Continue reading “I Still Own the Earth”

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Eavesdropping on Garden Ants

“Some surfaces are smooth and some are not.
Any fool knows that.
What else would they be?
I don’t see why you think it’s strange.”

“I saw something strange.
It was blurry and seemed to hover in the sky.
Then it disappeared at enormous speed.
I think we ants are not alone.”

“But where’s the evidence?”

The Summit of Creation

How likely is it, really, that this galaxy, which can produce space-faring creatures such as ourselves, has ever, and will only ever, produce one such entity? Because it is such a neat trick, some scientists maintain that it must be a rare occurrence, rare enough to be unique in our galaxy.   Continue reading “The Summit of Creation”

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”