when i was a boy…

when i was a boy, five aliens,
their bodies thin, short, gray
their heads mostly black eyes,
big as clown shoe footprints
entered my room one night

my brother never woke up
everything was frozen
i couldn’t move
scream

i was frozen

they shined a light in my face,
my eyes, and it reached into me
into my neurology
my spine arched backwards
i couldn’t control anything

the light was in me
i was theirs
i was scanned
maybe i was changed

i don’t know

i told no one
i was so scared
whether it was real or only a dream

when i was a boy,
it was real to me
now that i am a man,
it is still real to me.

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