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And I Went With Him

                                    Stuart Dischell

Shouting my name below the window
He woke me minutes before the aliens

And I dressed quickly which was easy
As I had fallen asleep reading my writing.

He said the aliens are starting to land.
There have been sightings on the desert

Where they have moored their ships.
Turns out aliens like music and liquor.

Turns out aliens invented these things,
That Earth for them is like Nevada.

They get bored with the sky
And want to gamble in the casinos

And wear colorful manmade fabrics
While eating roast beef at the buffet.

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