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We couldn’t help ourselves;

we are not shy.

Once we discovered you,

we had to come.

Although it’s hard to really explain why,

we had to see the planet you came from.


We might simply have quietly observed

your culture, through monitored transmissions,

but that would not have adequately served

so we had to undertake these missions.


We had to walk your world to understand –

not just to see, but smell and taste and touch

and, hopefully in friendship, take your hand,

assuming that your customs allow such.


We trust your patience and civility.

We’re presupposing no hostility.

Created: Apr 10, 2014

Tags: alien, metered, sonnet, poetry

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