First Emigrant’s Sonnet

Hello and welcome, Friend, to planet Earth.

The trip was long. Have you arrived in peace?

No matter what our people may have heard,

The battles on the surface have not ceased.


Your safety is my number one concern

So please stay hidden ’til we verify

That during your descent they will not turn

To shoot this vehicle out of the sky.


Awash in blood and smog and swarms of gray,

Their few get fat while many fight for crumbs.

Mankind believes that there’s no better way,

But nature shudders as they beat their drums.


I wish to meet them too, but there’s a need

To wait until the day they kill their greed.

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