I, Alien

The creepy crawlies, slugs & snails & flies,
Kittens, hamsters, elephants, any amount
Of creatures not quite bright nor even beautiful,
Now have got it made! They've come to count
On human love & sanctuary's prize;
Be saved, fit in with us, wild pride be damned;
Just be a beast in need, an helpless animal!
And Area 51's poor mutants thrive,
As migrants beach in droves, & root & stay.
All life forms have the right to keep alive
At any cost, it seems; just be a citizen
Tame, well-fed on work & rest & play!
But, I exist alone, unloved, & alien,
A stranger in my long-familiar land..

L. A. Barron


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