Original artwork by my son, called "Galaxy"
Inspired by "The Contact Point" by Jack Sharkey
With odd, oval eyes, the yellow-orange being
froze. Hand on a crystal tube, it watched
the white-suited stranger, whose round head
peered through a glass bowl. How strange,
Ulkay thought. The fishbowl man slipped
a metal weapon into a pocket, held up
oversized hands in greeting. Ulkay grinned,
and the stranger did something resembling
a smile, with his puffy pink mouth.
They clumsily clasped appendages.
Ulkay had met his first alien.
- April 3, 2020