ALIENS OFFER HUMANKIND
THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE
Yes we walk among you
Yes we yearn to mold
your hearts, minds, and bodies
into our own notions of Beauty
Yes our primary purpose
is to increase your capacity for pleasure.
To catch your attention
To wake you from slumber
We deliberately violate
your cultural conventions
of dress, eye contact, mammalian spacing
Yes we sometimes appear in your eyes as Jews
Yes we sometime appear in your eyes as Negroes
Yes we often appear in your eyes as New Yorkers
When you learn to love the Other as fully
as the undercover Others love you
We will welcome you into the Galactic Club
When love letters outnumber your cash-register receipts
And you've reforged your weapons into tools of delight
When you share what you've got with each sentient dot
Then we will teach you how to "milk the System".
When you refrain from hatred
When you open your hearts
When you learn how to play
When you learn to play nicely
We will give you the stars.
--"Lola" from Arcturus Eleven
See me, touch me, taste me please
Wake up and smell the galaxies.
--"Dixie" from Bellatrix 7a