The Flying Saucer Poetry Review, Fall 2021 (issue #1)

Table of Contents [live links | click icon to toggle]

Pg. 28 — SQUIRRELY by Vali Hawkins Mitchell

When spaceships have been near your house
With Visitors passing through,
Noisy squirrels on rooftops
Create a twitch or two.

Jumpy’s now the standard
That shows up now and then,
For having had strange visitors
I expect them back again!

Editor’s Note: Vali states that this is actually an experiential, nonfiction piece.

Untitled | Ronan Cahill

Vali Hawkins Mitchell

Vali Hawkins Mitchell, PhD, LMHC, REAT, is an author who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii across the street from the zoo. She has her first cuppa coffee while listening to animal voices, and then goes to work where she co-owns a company as a Licensed Trauma Specialist and Business Consultant responding to local, national and international disasters. She is well-published cross genres and recently included in issues of Blink-Inc and Star82Review. You can find her books and projects on or one of her websites: Vali Hawkins Mitchell and E A Pacific.