by Denny E. Marshall
Large crowds gather as the UFO lands
Edge of the runway lined with red carpets
Roars of applause as the gathered clap hands
Select soldiers play welcoming trumpets
Officials and officers wait by ship
After the spacecraft makes contact with ground
Too welcome occupants after long trip
Now all has grown quiet, there is not a sound
Waiting and waiting the hours go by
Leaders in charge unsure what to do next
No word or message from craft from the sky
Try to communicate with lights and text
Then they heard a voice at end of the day
"I am a robot" they could hear it say.
© 2017 Denny E. Marshall
Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fictionpublished. Recent credit include cover art for Bards And
Quarterly Jan. 2017 and poetry in Space And Time
#126 Winter 2016. His
flash fiction story "The Window" published by Sci
Phi Journal is on the
Tangent Online 2016 Recommended Reading List, a review magazine for
short SF & fantasy. See more at www.dennymarshall.com.
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