an alien axiom

if i
was to fly by
at 300 million meters
per second, in my
shiny supa fly snuka
space ship, and it was
equipped, with a
hypospray that
cured cancer
the sun in a cup
at room temperature
the answer to greenhouse gas
and a pass on mortality

but then i looked
all around
saw how you treated
black and brown
wouldn’t i just
fly on by
since i’m green

—Gerald L. Coleman