Thursday, August 6, 2009

Alien Flyby

Notes Made in Passing

There is, in them, we came to understand,
a rapt fixation on the foot and hand
which seems to cause them all to calibrate
success by how well they manipulate

and muscularly wield themselves – beneath,
above, both left and right – so to bequeath,
perhaps, some sense of bolstering the odds
of lasting longer on their “Earth.” What gods

they importune seem to be physical –
perhaps corrective to the quizzical
ambiguous sensation of the sink
they seem to suffer when they try to think.


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