A beautiful spacecraft from an unknown planet
Came to visit.
Standing close to the giant orange edifice
I wondered if it might have been better
had it chosen Petra in the Jordan desert
To make its first visit
It might look less threatening.
It would fit in, colour coded so to speak.
The wind shifts, I hear soft words.
Do not fear, we mean no harm!
I do hope they can transmit that to all.
Make them believe the words.
As humans we are all too aften unprepared for the unknown
If they look like us, it will be easier to become friends.
As if my thoughts had been received, I heard
We can do that; we can change our form to be more acceptable.
That made me feel sad, knowing it would be best.
Yet I could not help wondering if their form
would be more beautiful than our own.
They may be made of rainbow light.
Surely, we would not be afraid then, would we?
© Anita Dawes 2021