The eyes shone with a measure of baffling shyness
Seemingly menacing eyes that rolled in their sockets
The head was human except that it was tiny like
A little child`s big rocking and twisting doll`s skull
It sat on a boulder smoking a strange odorless cigar
The hill with its trees looked awesome that night
It greeted me by my name in accented Ndebele!
Then it smiled childishly and switched on to English
It told me about other peoples and planets far away
It said earthly people knew little about extraterrestrial life
When it said it was looking for a wife to capture and marry
I simply froze for a while before asking to be quietly excused!
It laughed a long but shrill laugh and said knowledge was power
Then while l was still wondering feverishly l saw it fly away on a shiny kite!