GHOSTS AND ALIENS

ghosts and aliens
as far as beliefs go
seem on opposite ends of the spectrum
ghosts being the result
of a religious belief in the afterlife
and
aliens being the result
of a scientific belief in interstellar life
i can picture L Ron Hubbard
thinking something like this
before he invented scientology
i can picture him seeing a ‘niche’
neverbeforefilled
thinking about how
people who believe in aliens
do so under the assumption
that we were not created by god
that we exist as insignificant
that our beliefs and ourselves
are not alone or important
and how those who believe in ghosts
do so under the assumption that
we are here
and here is everything
and ghosts are lingering here
and have not crossed over
to a different spiritual plane
assuming here is earth
and over is heaven
or wherever religious people think about
when they think about ascending
and seeing that these two things
these supernatural beliefs
were so far removed from each other
and noticing the dearth of people
able to maintain the dissonance of both
our insignificance in the universe
our centrality in the universe
but who still deeply want to believe
L Ron thought of a way to combine the two
to harness both the supernatural powers
of aliens and ghosts
“the ghosts of aliens” he thought
“why hasn’t anyone done this before”
and L Ron planted that flag
at the top of the volcano
full of the restless spirits
of ghostly aliens of yore
and he did so
only to pull the flag out
and inside of the divot made by the flagpole
place a seed
that would grow
surprisingly beyond his death
unfurling spindly arms
billowing with leaves of fluffy pink fibreglass
eat the fibreglass.
you want to.
it looks so much like cotton candy.

  • ill collins

    got scared @ the end

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