The Alien In My Closet

Really had fun reading this! Love the ending.

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

AliensThe Alien

In my closet


To come out

And explore

The rest

Of my house.

He insists

That his mission

Is to explore

Strange, new worlds

And nothing

He has seen

On Earth

So far

Intrigues him

As much as

My closet.

I didn’t realize

My clothes

Were that


But hey…

I’m no Alien.

I’m really

Not sure

What he does

For food,

But I have noticed

That the closet


Dusty anymore.

The Alien

In my closet

Seems scared

Of my cats.


The kitties


Into my room,

The Alien

In my closet

Lets out something

Akin to

A whimper

And vanishes

Into the darkest corner

Of the closet.

The cats

Don’t seem

To care

One way

Or the other.

Then again,

Do cats care

About anything

Other than



And grooming?

On occasion,

I have noticed

The Alien

In my closet

Trying to

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About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Maynard, MA, with my wife and and our two moose-cats, Samson and Hercules. My daughter used to live with me part-time, but she's all grown up now and in her junior year of college, which I can't quite fathom, since she was born about five minutes ago...
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4 Responses to The Alien In My Closet

  1. Austin says:

    I’m glad you liked my poem. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  2. Thanks. We’re getting used to it – it’s been pretty much a constant in our lives since the end of January.


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