incident (2)

I have to complain about
The arbitrary process of selection:
Why me? It it a case of wrong place
Wrong time? Or is there something more
Sinister going on?Like, what’s the difference
Between abduction by aliens and
Kidnapping by terrorists?

Think about it: you don’t have a choice;
You may be facing inconvenient death;
You’re scared and there’s no bathroom;
They won’t listen to you; you’re just meat.

Of course there is the chance the aliens will
Catch a cold from you and , like, die; there is also
The reverse possibility, I hasten to add. I am
Still wondering if I am going to turn green
Or grow scales or lose some fingers or
Grow and extra eye, which some religions
See as an advantage, but doesn’t appeal
To me, much.

About the abduction itself:
The usual impaling and poking, just like
At the doctor’s office,
Except there were no old magazines.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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