Aphelion Issue 293, Volume 28
September 2023
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Alien Eyes

by Kenneth Vincent Walker

The alien eye what
Does it see? It sees
Colors refracted in
Light no human can
See. For there are

Colors beyond our
Spectrum we are
Blind to in daylight
And during nightfall
They see in thermal

Images of varying
Degrees of heat
Regardless of light.
So, the alien skin is
A color impossible

To see by mankind
Unless they change
Color, which they can;
They walk among us
Unnoticed, stealthily

As we remain blind.

© 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.