Disclaimer: Star Trek is the property of Paramount/Viacom. This poem is the property of and is copyright (c) 1979 by Bev Clark. Originally published in Guardian #2. Rated PG.


Beverley Clark

Martians are funny,

But humans are weird--

I tell you a chin is

No place for a beard.

Its two arms look lonely,

and close to its head.

It must be quite awkward

For hanging in bed.

Has it been injured?

Its back is so bare.

I know how I'd feel

If my parts weren't all there.

Oh, the poor human!

Its tail isn't grown!

It's not nearly as lengthy

And fine as my own.

Hey, that's no funny!

Ouch! Get it away!

I don't understand it--

What did I say?