The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Summer 2021 (issue #1)

Page 18 — Richard Stevenson

Bigfoot boards his craft

no intelligent life
on this planet to report
Bigfoot boards his craft

All the brochures brag
“selfies with serpent here!”
Champ got no memo

The greys hard at work
at crisper cloning cryptids
shoulda stopped at reptiles

sphinx on Mars! You mean
the visitors wanted us
to think one was ours?

Mugwump’s stumped –
Lake Tamiskaming for lunch
or hang up his humps?

Richard Stevenson

Richard recently retired from a thirty-year gig teaching English and Creative Writing and moved to Nanaimo. His most recently published books are a long poem sequence, Rock, Scissors, Paper: The Clifford Olson Murders (Dreaming Big Publications, USA, 2016) and a haikai collection, A Gaggle of Geese, (Alba Publishing, UK, 2017). A trilogy, Cryptid Shindig: A Big Book of Creeps and Critters, and a standalone collection, An Abominable Swamp Slob Named Bob, are forthcoming.