Red Planet Blues

One dusty red planet, two suns and three moons

Forlorn on my barstool in Rosie’s Saloon

When in walked five females with glowing green butts

Six eyes, seven breasts, and eight you-know-whats

Each… within reach


Now Rosie she said to me, “Don’t look so sad

Life on this ole planet ain’t really so bad

Just go ask them gals if they would care to dance

The ones with antennae and mylar stretch pants

On each… glowing breech”


So I went to the tall one with bulging blue eyes

And skin like the first rays of the double sunrise

I found us a table and bought her three gins

And felt all her feelers and her three double chins

Each… like a peach


Why’s a nice girl like you on a planet like this?

Now pucker up baby and give me a kiss

She locked on her mouth parts till I cried out in pain

My tongue had just suffered Andromeda strain

At the first smell of red blood the ladies converged

They sucked and they sucked till my sadness was purged

Each… like a leech


I woke up alone in a pink pleasure dome

On the dusty red planet I now call my home

Up above Rosie’s place by the shuttle pod bay

With the white suns arising to warm the new day

So it’s off to my job at the hydrogen mine

For the first time in 6 months I feel just fine

I turn to the day and the bright morning sky

Three moons, two white suns and one tear in my eye





About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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7 Responses to Red Planet Blues

  1. Peggy Goetz says:

    I just love this story!! So full of wonderful images and imagination! So unexpected! Great addition to Poetry Jam!!

  2. Amusing story. Very inventive.


  3. Heaven says:

    An imaginative futuristic write… I enjoyed this specially your last rhyming line on each verse ~
    Very nice to meet you at PJ ~

  4. Margaret says:

    Reads almost like a grown up “Dr. Seuss” book. Ha! I can even imagine his illustrations here.

  5. Sounds like things ended better for you than they did for Banks’ character…
    Great use of the form.

  6. kvennarad says:

    Monster write, Ray!

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