Aphelion Issue 287, Volume 27
September 2023
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Man From Mars

by Kenneth Vincent Walker

It's no coincidence
That Mars is a mere
Hop, skip and jump
Away from planet

Earth; and possibly
The birthplace and
Original homestead
Of the human race.

Hypothetically, we
May have come or
Even been brought
Here rescued from a

Cataclysmic fate by
Benevolent beings
Outside imagination
Beyond the Milky Way.

For Man has always
Looked toward the
Stars with a longing
To someday return.

There is something
Inherently within us
That burns for the
Universe which keeps

Whispering our name.

© 2023 Kenneth Vincent Walker

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" poet, spoken word artist, performer and author of Borderline Absurd (An Exercise in Rhyme and Reason), published by Poem Sugar Press/ Community Arts Ink, 2015, and available on Amazon. Also he is published in numerous online magazines, journals and blogs.

Kenneth has been labeled a "wordsmith" and has read, recited and performed his eloquent and eclectic brand of poetry reminiscent of the Golden Age and the Romantic Era with a Beatnik to modern sensibility and twist at coffeehouses, bookstores and outdoor festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Lastly, Kenneth's voice may be heard on Spotify in his short yet chilling podcasts of 'Noir Poetry' set to music exhibiting a darker side highly influenced by The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock and the writings of the immortal Edgar Allan Poe.

Find more by Kenneth Vincent Walker in the Author Index.