Everyone needs a little poetry now and then, right? I know I do.
So on that note, go check out my poem "The Alien Ruins" in The Pedestal's latest issue. There's even a link at the bottom to listen to me read the poem. Give a listen to my dulcet voice, then, if that's your preference... The entire issue is full of speculative poems, all chosen by the legendary Marge Simon and Bruce Boston, so once you've finished reading mine, bop around to some of the others and get a feel for what's out there in speculative poetry.
Not a lot to say about the writing of this poem. It began with that opening image of an alien stairway that never feels right to the humans who come later, and simply grew from there.