Dear Commander 9, 10, 11

Hey y’all,

I’ve got three new Dear Commander poems up, for those of you who enjoy outsider prose from the perspective of an alien observer.

Here’s an excerpt from 11. If you’re digging it, click here and it’ll take you to the rest.

11.

Dear Commander:

Earth is stronger in faiths and powers

than most other Z* class planets

with their scientific development.

Religion influences too many of their decisions

and hampers their progress in all things.

It is irrational. Dangerous.

I know this

and I am glad we abolished it in our home

and yet

today I saw a dark-haired girl

kneeling in the grass behind

a building with broken windows

she knelt and stretched her arms to the ground

for some time

and when she rose there was

a beauty in her face I’ve never seen before

as if the trees were breathing through her

and the sky was soaking up her light

and even the building was…was…

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