Up the chain

I once joined

a UFO cult.

My initiation was,

surprisingly, very



I signed some papers,

turned over my

bank accounts, and

was fitted for a robe;

the leader said a

few inspiring words,

and then I was

handed a dixie-cup full of poison.



I didn’t know what to say.

I was aghast.


I managed to sputter out,

“Hold on, hold on,

just one minute, folks!


I thought we built towards this!”



“Taughannock Falls”

by Mary Cellini


34 thoughts on “Up the chain

  1. It wasn’t really poison. It was a hallucinogenic drug that would have allowed you to accept the physical appearance of the aliens, who are extraordinarily ugly and not the least bit humanoid. Since you are not presently living on Vlugura-9 with a blushing monster-bride, I assume you didn’t drink the “poison” in the Dixie cup.

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