Invisible Aliens

Written for:  Fireblossom Friday:  Ask a question – Write a poem that states a question.  Oh, not a tired old chestnut like “Do you love me?” (I get that ALL the time. Honest!) Or “How much damage will carbon emissions do to the ecosystem?” Kind of hard to stay poetic with that, and besides, too much earnestness grates. (I was told that by Woody Guthrie. No kidding!)
There’s a novel–the inspiration for a famous movie, I’m told– called “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?” THAT’s the kind of question I want from you, my dear slippery amphibians.

If a group of invisible
aliens landed on earth,
what would be the oddest
things they encounter?

bird feeder
orange leader
humans in gyms
passion for thin
Roombas and robots
Dunkin’ Donuts
Dogs wearing coats
castles with moats


polluted air
none that care
species vanishing
people perishing
ice caps melting
polar bears not sheltering
wild fires, mudslides
flooding, land dried
p  e  t  r  i  f  i  e  d

(Take copious notes;
they will be required)

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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22 Responses to Invisible Aliens

  1. coalblack says:

    Orange leader. *snicker*


  2. I snickered at the orange leader too. Lol. Your second stanza sobered me up though. Big worries.


  3. M says:

    who was it that said, the surest since there are aliens is that none of them have contacted us?


  4. annell4 says:

    Wonderfully done!! I enjoyed each word.


  5. kanzensakura says:

    Orange keader..haha


  6. Susie Clevenger says:

    orange leader… 🙂


  7. Kerry says:

    This is so funny in a not so funny way! Well done, Sara.


  8. Carrie V. H. says:

    I so enjoyed this one Sara! Made me laugh, smile, and want to cry….all rolled into one. Great writing!!!


  9. Jim says:

    I’d say that they’d leave rather quickly if they could sense the last set being true. That’s why I think of going, but where to? Fun read but it makes a person think, or should think.


  10. thotpurge says:

    Oh I like the humour in such a serious train of thought… a good question!


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