Although I'm not much of a reader of science fiction, when I do read it, I generally enjoy it a great deal so here's my poem drawing inspiration from two science fiction writers.
dark they were,
and golden eyed2
of moonbeam babies
never meant to be here
staying only long enough
become liquid in
non-existent Martian seas
limbs longer then they should be
and we are afraid
their strange voices
1 Taken from Excession by Iain M Banks, Jaundiced Outlook is the name of a spacecraft.
2 Taken from the title of Ray Bradbury’s science-fiction short story, “Dark they were, and golden eyed”.
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