He's an Alien

by Alan D Moore

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Dedicated to all the self-styled "aliens" out there.

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Choppy hair and mismatched clothes,
Quiet kid that nobody knows,
Reaches in his jacket pocket
Pulls a plastic walkie-talkie

Likes to be conspicuous
When he whispers into it.
They say, What's that thing? Who'd you call?
He stutters out the secret to them all:

He tells them he's an alien, an orphan
Who was left among the humans
A castaway from outer space
'til the mothership comes back to him.
And maybe that's the way he's got to understand
Why he doesn't feel like one of them.

He was a late talker, trouble list'ning
Doctors call it Autism
Kids at school have other names
For those who aren't quite the same.

His smiles are met with awkward stares
Tears met with nobody cares
And a safe distance is maintained
From this boy -- oh why is he so strange.

He explains that he's an alien, an orphan
Who was left among the humans
A castaway from outer space
'til the mothership comes back to him.
And maybe that's the way he's got to understand
Why he doesn't feel like one of them.

Have you ever seen the sky at night?
The velvet black and the fairy lights
Whirling around some distant star
Is a planet where I know that my people are.

Where you always say the things you mean
And friendship's not a mystery
The boys will choose you for the team
The girls aren't pointing and whispering

and Adults don't awkwardly explain
'cause you've got a perfectly normal brain.
That always works exactly right
And no one ever acts like
You're an alien...

In a quiet room, no one around
Spinning and making a rocket sound
Zooming through the empty night
Faster than the speed of light.

A planet looms before his eyes
With orange grass and lemon skies.
And a smiling people living there
with open arms
who make you feel like you are one of them.

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released March 24, 2016
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