Denise Silk-Martelli


What of the future?
Of tomorrow?

Contact with aliens?
Little green men?
I doubt it.

Perhaps a more evolved community
Perhaps a more evolved consciousness

That doesn’t pollute its environment
Rage war against its own

And who, tomorrow,
May get in touch
To teach us a thing or two

About life

Or death.

Denise Silk-Martelli is a 55-year-old primary school teacher from New Zealand, who has published a children’s book and had two articles published in the New Zealand School Journal. She has also had two short stories published in magazines. Denise loves poetry for its instant impact.

Edited by Sophie Petrie