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The Doomsday Machine                                 3/1/05


in order to know

where they come from

gray bodied     oriental eyed

aliens are partying


downing cases of

galactic beer given to

them by their captors

at Roswell


this makes them groggy

in preparation for

an operation to reveal

what makes them tick


things aren’t going

smoothly tho

the aliens are asking

for party hats and



they’re tearing

the whole place apart

they seem to get rowdy

when they drink


a cigar chomping

army surgeon

concludes that


despite their looks

they act like us

when they’re loaded


we’re trying

to make them feel at home

and that part might

be going well


they stumble around

their cells                      

bumping their heads

on the floor



that despite their great


they act

like people


scientists have

released a report


the Doomsday Lottery


showing that the

similarity of antics

makes them

the same as us


despite their strange appearance


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[Originally published in NHS 2005, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs05/michael_pingarron.html.]