Sunday, 22 April 2018
An Unidentified Floating Object
a floating object six times as long as the longest canoe;
like ice, bright and shimmering;
not designed like a boat, settling in the water;
scurrying about on it, three animals, about Diomedean size, wingless, tailless, apparently clothed, like typical flightless land forms although only four-limbed;
not fish or sea mammals so their object has not emerged from The Deeps;
(sarcastically) so they must have fallen from the sky?;
(somberly) that is the only direction left.
We understand that we are reading an alien account of our own kind but we do not yet know that they include Nicholas van Rijn whom we have already encountered in "Margin of Profit."
A history encompasses many perspectives.