Poem number 415
Invasion Force Alpha
They arrive. Hidden in rainclouds. Engines off
And coasting. Malevolent driftwood
On the shore of the Earth.
Thousands of them. Evenly spaced. Equidistant
Weapons trained down. Interlocking fields of fire.
Angles. Trigonometry. Death.
Commands are given. Action Stations. Soldiers stand
Ready to fire. Invasion Force Alpha.
The colonists to follow.
It begins. Unbearable light. Unending silence
The drawn in breath before the scream
And then chaos.
It ends. A planet scrubbed of life. Ready
Willing and empty. The ships descend.
And new lives begin.