If you follow my blog, you’ve no doubt noticed a few posts here and there about Neil Gaiman that hint at my shamelessly fanboyish love of his work. As such, it seems silly that I’ve gone this long without posting anything by him.
As such: today’s poem is “The Day the Saucers Came” by Neil Gaiman. As he states in his intro, “it’s sort of about the end of the world.” But not completely.
(The poem comes from Gaiman’s book Fragile Things, which you can buy here. I highly recommend doing so, as it contains—among other things—the coolest Cthulu mythos/Sherlock Holmes crossover you’re likely to see, and the Locus-winning and Hugo-nominated “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” which despite the title I do not recommend using as a how-to.)