What a lovely day
for painting a face on a potato,
leaving it by your neighbour’s door,
ringing the bell,
hiding when they answer
and saying:
“We have been observing your Earth.”


Scientists, politicians,
military top brass,
astronauts, and astronomers
do not come forward
to discuss their belief
in dragons or unicorns,
because these things do not exist.
But as for the notion
that we are not alone on this planet –
that’s another matter.