A Martian Named Smith

Not only did I steal

An LP that night

But I also pilfered

A book

I’d always believed

Sci-fi wasn’t for me

But I’m so glad

He allowed me look


Squeeze

Such
a broken
heartened
man

In a
broken
hearted
land

If
only
I could
see you

I
would
squeeze
your
hand

And
never
let it
go

(Originally Posted 09.06.2020)

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  1. Interesting. I grokked that reference with a little google πŸ˜‰.

    However I can’t help but feel this title was intended with a double meaning…! A subtle head-nod to me!? Who you calling a Martian? πŸ˜‚.

    Indeed the classics of science-fiction are comprehensible by anyone :). Back in the days when you didn’t need to be an expert to write passable sci-fi!

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    1. Haha! Love it 😊

      The title is both a reference to Heinlein’s reason for naming his character the way he did, but also a nod to the person I stole the novel from. But if the shoe fits my friend… πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ–€

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    1. Sounds like it could be πŸ‘

      No, I’ve not read the Rama series. I’d say I could count the number of Sci-fi books I’ve read on one hand. It’s really not my genre to be fair – I don’t have the imagination (or the intelligence) for a lot of it. I just once knew someone who did πŸ–€πŸ–€

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