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The Eclectic Pen - From Another Planet

By: Nora F. (nora777)   + 58 more  
Date Submitted: 6/12/2020
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 138


I’m feeling just like Ford Prefect*
Who also came from another planet
With a civilization far more advanced
Than this pathetic planet’s primitive excuse
He hitchhiked around the galaxy with only a towel
Then somehow got stuck on Earth
A calamity!

I miss so many things about my planet Quintuvvik
Our laughing languages, fanciful facial fluff, jelly jewelry
Our artful comedians and comical artists
Our nerdy scientists and sciency nerds
Our sensory celebrations and preposterous palindrome readings
The galloping gamolas and crystal-clear caloopsies
Flying through the air

The people here are so perplexing and exhausting
Boring or sociopathic most of the time,
But once in a while, just often enough to get my hopes up
They exhibit a baffling sort of soaring brilliance
What to do?

Every night I scan the sky just like Ford
Hoping for my rescue rocket

*character in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

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