Poems of the Week

Ad Ad Astra

by Marshall Begel

“A message beamed into space invites aliens to visit Lexington, Kentucky”
The Washington Post

Attention, all alien tourists of space:
Let Lexington be your terrestrial base!

You’ll cut fancy circles on golf’s premier courses
And probe the behinds of award-winning horses.

To meet with our leaders or plan an invasion,
Our conference center hosts any occasion.

So whether your business is world-wide destruction
Or merely a casual beam-up abduction,

You’ll thank your home stars for becoming so lucky
You landed your saucer in scenic Kentucky!