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The First Day

How do you do?

By Kendall Defoe Published 2 months ago 1 min read
The First Day
Photo by Michael Herren on Unsplash

Is it strange

to arrange

an exchange

to derange

and gear-change

as we interchange

and estrange

to create change

in our range

of life's downrange



An alien here?

Rather dear...

So, let me be clear:

We come with no fear

to be near

a visitor without peer,

introduced to our sphere,

and our austere

lives that adhere

to lies we revere.

Try the beer!

We're only mere

mortal steer

who live on a frontier

of an end that always lies near.

Consequences, consequences...


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About the Creator

Kendall Defoe

Teacher, reader, writer, dreamer... I am a college instructor who cannot stop letting his thoughts end up on the page. Very grateful to have found this other opportunity to expose things to the light.


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  • Kay Matthews2 months ago

    Awesome. Like the photo too.

  • Jazzy 2 months ago

    This better place or I'm going to burn something to the ground 😂

  • Whoaaaa, you rhyme sooooo well! Awesome work!

  • I'm not sure which I enjoyed more, the poem or the picture that followed, lol.

  • Ha! This was fun

  • Lana V Lynx2 months ago

    What if the aliens are our long-departed relatives?

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great work!

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