What would we feel if
we saw with their eyes
across the distance
short and the culture wide?
Would we feel the fascination
and the dread of new comings
that were alien and strange,
floating ghostly from the sea?
What would we make of
figures white, when all was black,
and in clothing not of any animal
that lived in our sacred land?
Fermi’s paradox says that if there
are alien species in our universe,
then where are they?
For them the paradox was solved,
for the species came and claimed
what was theirs alone.