Friday, April 14, 2017


Alien Signal Detected!

Our expanding radio wave front,
a big "hello!" signal that we're here,
hasn't reached their star;
it won't, for millennia, by which time
we may well have killed ourselves off,
so this mega-flashlight we've detected
out Sagittarius way; it's not aimed at us,
they can't know we're here,
so who are they calling?
Did they receive messages from
a dinosaurian civilization far more sophisticated
than we are, one that burned itself out
right before the Chicxulub hammer fell?
Or are they maintaining a long-distance relationship
with somebody living so far in the other direction
visiting is not an option?
But what the heck, SETI: answer them!

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