The Alien In My Closet

AliensThe Alien

In my closet


To come out

And explore

The rest

Of my house.

He insists

That his mission

Is to explore

Strange, new worlds

And nothing

He has seen

On Earth

So far

Intrigues him

As much as

My closet.

I didn’t realize

My clothes

Were that


But hey…

I’m no Alien.

I’m really

Not sure

What he does

For food,

But I have noticed

That the closet


Dusty anymore.

The Alien

In my closet

Seems scared

Of my cats.


The kitties


Into my room,

The Alien

In my closet

Lets out something

Akin to

A whimper

And vanishes

Into the darkest corner

Of the closet.

The cats

Don’t seem

To care

One way

Or the other.

Then again,

Do cats care

About anything

Other than



And grooming?

On occasion,

I have noticed

The Alien

In my closet

Trying to

Groom himself

Like the cats do.


I’ve yet

To discover

Any Alien


The Alien

In my closet

Likes to talk

To me

When I’m trying

To fall asleep.

It bothered me

At first,

But now,

It’s soothing.

I think of it

As my

Alien noise machine.

Maybe someday,

The Alien

In my closet

Will return

To his home planet,

But for now,

He’s holding off

A dust bunny invasion

And writing reports

About my clothes.

Am I

A witness to

Clothes encounters

Of the third kind?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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20 Responses to The Alien In My Closet

  1. mamalisa4 says:

    Will he come to my house and eat my dust?? LOL Interesting read. 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
    I need that alien in my living room. Plenty of food there.

  3. Stellaraffic says:

    This is entertaining! 😀 hahaha

  4. Stellaraffic says:

    Reblogged this on Stellar Central and commented:
    Stellarifics! Let’s get your houses Alienified 😀

    The Alien In My Closet
    by: The Return of the Modern Philosopher

  5. E.L. Wicker says:

    Clothes encounters of a 3rd kind – lol!! Love it!

  6. Wonderful! Great ending!!

  7. Reblogged this on ArmsaKimbo Blog and commented:
    Really had fun reading this! Love the ending.

  8. Anita Stout says:

    Do you also crack up the alien? If he has a brother, I have a closet that could use him.

  9. An alien put a deposit
    on a Breaking Bad lab in a closet
    after only one day
    his dreams slipped away
    when the local police came across it.

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