“Tell me more of this Earth thing called kissing”
The trouble with your aliens
Is in their heads and mouths and eyes –
It’s that they even have these things
On Barnard’s Star and Saturn’s rings.
‘Convergent evolution’ can’t explain
Your humans in disguise –
It takes much more to say ‘out there’
Than silver skin and purple hair.
I know, I know, you still need human actors
Who can play them –
And we, the audience, must read
Emotions in each xeno-breed.
But honestly, such life should be
As branches from a foreign stem –
So vastly diff’rent body-planned,
So freshly-weird and oddly-grand.
So think beyond the tooth and arm,
The exo-shell and tentacle !
The trap your aliens befall –
They just ain’t alien at all.
For why would humans stride the stars
If space is all identical ?
Let’s have some art and CGI
That let imaginations fly !