The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review, Spring 2022 (issue #1)

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Poetry by John J. Dunphy

Musings on an Alien Reality

membership in multiple Earth sex clubs
the alien
with three penises

illegal aliens!
with handcuffs and drawn pistols
border patrol agents
close in on
figures emerging from
a crashed UFO

alien university
during a symposium
the human exchange student
tries to explains
the concept of bigotry

massage therapy clinic
booked solid for weeks
the extraterrestrial with eight hands

power outage
aglow in the dark
my alien houseguest

valentine card
i explain
to an alien tourist
our actual hearts
don’t look like that

an instant collector’s item
this year’s Pushcart Prize
the first ever
to include work by
an extraterrestrial poet

time travel agency
returning through the portal
just two of the five customers
who demanded to visit
earth’s Triassic Period

John J. Dunphy

John is proud of the fact that he is one of scifaiku’s earliest poets. In other words, he’s both talented and old. Published collections of his scifaiku work include Stellar PossibilitiesDark Nebulae and pagan rites. He runs The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois, USA.