Sister From Another Planet


I’ve been so lost, so totally alone
Without a friend in this whole  world
Forced to fantasize like its people
Who think what’s imaginable must be possible

Our telepathic link threatened instant death
Discovery, dismemberment, dishonor
You take what’s left when there’s nothing to lose

She and my kind have killing in common
Our long preferred form to communicate

When her mind showed me how she reached this planet
I declined her request to die
Sometimes it is more honorable to live
If there’s no one to witness your bravery

Could I trust a new friend who lives for my murder?
Once you’re separated from all you’ve known
Everything’s forgotten except survival

All these  days we scheme
Every night our hunters’ minds dream
We may need to steal half this world

And never get detected
I’m a janitor; no one sees me
And who might care about her stray cat?
One who can change in a pinch to a bat?

Boredom may kill us before we succeed
The dominant species must advance extraordinarily
If we’re to make it off this rock

Yet why not help them evolve?
They’re smart enough to make good slaves
What do humans like to say
Reversal is fair play?