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