First episode from a little project that didn’t get a chance to take the shape I wished for. 

There once was a place hidden somewhere in space,

where things were a bit different than you would expect.

Picture a sky at the end of July,

with shades of dark blue and raspberry pie

And fields full of grass, golden like sun,

so cold and so rough, most would probably run.

And right there lived Shoujaa, a strange little man,

with eyes green like the ocean in its wildest time.

He felt so lonely, peculiar and scared

with no soul to talk to, not one single friend;

except for the books that he carefully read

and a big, purple cat he used to call Fred.

As soon as the night falls and the two moons show up

Shoujaa sits on the porch with a pipe in his mouth.

He gazes with wonder at one shiny star,

hoping that maybe it is a quasar.

And night after night he stood there and watched,

until a letter from nowhere at his feet arrived

“Is anyone there? I need to connect…

I’m so sad and tired and need a good friend.

I’ve traveled through space time, been light years ahead

I’d love me some coffee and a warm bed”.

Shoujaa folded the paper, not knowing what to believe,

was all of this real or was he asleep?

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