Ghosts and Aliens


Trading thoughts with ghosts

and words with aliens.

Thoughts in my head.

Voices out of my mind.

Slurs and epithets,

cultural distinctions.

For we all come from

different worlds.

Different minds,

differing opinions,

only leave a valley to explore.

The gap between us

shouldn’t fill with fear,

but it instead draws us inward,

outward and alive.

Aligned like planets.

Like stars in the sky.

Dismiss the gulfs between them

when it comes time.

The Earth shakes

and the oceans rise.,

We pause,

to say our last goodbyes.

Some of us lost to space,

the others lost to time,

but we’re still sitting here

watching it all go by.



DJR – 2023

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