Copyright © 2010 Michael J Emerson

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I’m sorry I’m late,

I was kidnapped by aliens.

They were fourteen feet tall.

I was driving down the road

and they were eating cars

so I stopped and told them,

“You can’t do that, those cars

belong to somebody, they 

work hard to pay for them,

they clean them and love them,

they live in them, dream about them.”

The aliens weren’t impressed,

they took me to their space ship

where time is slightly different.

They did all the usual tests

then put me back in my car

an hour and ten minutes later.

I’m sorry I’m late, it won’t

       happen again.