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Yellow String Beings

First Contact

By Stephanie J. BradberryPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Yellow String Beings
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This is it

That balmy realm

A dimension accessible only through loss of self and heightened consciousness

Where I meet primary yellow aliens; or, rather, they meet an extraterrestrial

I still don’t know their name

What’s it been? Two or three times?

Maybe four if I count the account of the encounter by a friend

A shared dream must make it a reality

(No, I don’t think it means WE should be)

Here it is

That misty elevation

A portal for first contact dissolving into repeat performances, stage fright and hesitation

Where I greet mustard yellow string beings; or, rather, they greet a water sack of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen

I still don’t know their name

They don’t know mine

What’s it been now? Two or three times?

Perhaps four if I count the account my son encountered of unmellow yellow yarn things

A shared curiosity abounds, which might make this a reality

There it was

That singular vastness

An astral plane made manifest in the corner of my soul’s mind and shimmery sliver of the universe

Where I piqued swirling vortices of xanthic yarn squiggling round and round while simultaneously bobbing up and down

I guess that movement helps them keep their form

Will a fourth first contact spurred by loss of mortal sense against space time break the rift?

Because for now all they do is gyrate on the edge of a gray cliff

fact or fiction

About the Creator

Stephanie J. Bradberry

I have a passion for literature and anime. And I love everything involving academia, health, metaphysics and entrepreneurship. During my free time I enjoy nature, crocheting, reading, my kiddos, and writing.

Visit me @ stephaniebradberry.com

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  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    I swear I was reading about string beans, took a while to see BEINGS. I swear I am still not sure. Really mystifying great poetry.

  • Whoaaa, this was so deep and mesmerising!

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  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    So cool! I really felt the stream of consciousness flow to this. I liked the repeating lines and the slight changes each time. Well done!!

  • Jordan Harris3 months ago

    What a poem! Wacky yet interesting!

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