I know I’m not the only one who stares out at the stars,
And wishes their alien kin would come and take them off to Venus or Mars;
Or some unknown world beyond our scope of understanding,
Where their heart exhales and gravitates-in for a landing.
A planet so very far away in space and time,
Where long ago they were accepted and life was sublime.
A world where they were understood and didn’t feel like a freak;
Among their kind where they never needed words to speak.
Maybe the water is neon pink and the dirt a vibrant green,
And trees in every shade of light, glow and illume the scene.
No matter what the eyes see or how beautiful it may seem,
The world now only exists in their minds as they dream.
I know I’m not the only one who stares out into space,
And wonders why they don’t feel like they belong to the human race.
K. Aldaya, 9/19/16