I wrote this poem a few years ago but it really fits our current times. It is the story of a ship coming from the stars guided by a transmission of a alien species. Eager to meet these others the travellers set on their voyage. Once they come to the planet however they find that the senders of the message destroyed each other and the formerly beautiful planet they lived on all life and all their culture wiped out of existence.
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cradled in stasis we went the distance
peregrinating 7 parsecs to find relevant life
heading the call, juvenescent fantasies became sustenance
reverberating diagrams leading the way
Feet reach crumbling surface
resonance of steps transmuting to lament
as visions of fragrant loam reveal themselves as childless desert
Splinters of cities break horizon as far as gaze assimilates
bleached fossils under odourless sky find articulation under scrutiny
discarded puzzle radiating tales of woe miraculously escaping the reticence of time
What held residence on desiccated rock however, finds no mirror in the soot of it’s species
No message, no recognition within the bones picked clean of their civilisation
disappointment vociferates disgust over creatures capable of such ruin
Our gifts burn stomachs as vision leaks dilatory scripture with no souls to feed