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(preliminary transcription)

Please to be thanking for you

this person who transmission [is] pleasing

transfer of goods/services

into your benevolent selves.

We have come, gods be spoken

between packing and material (?)

no artificial combustibles

essential data well repeated.

Stocked in sensitized protection

beside the open door of personal house,

transmitted century-years waiting

[of] your private benefit riches.

Instructions included in solitary

tug (push?) format easy engulfed

simply put in calculation device

activate and rejoice.

Teach secrets of sweat corn

its growth and nutrition

rejoice within you our

untrammeled selves.




An aether compactor by trade, David Kopaska-Merkel began writing poetry after witnessing the Ascension of Tim. He won the Rhysling award for best long poem in 2006 for a collaboration with Kendall Evans. He has written 23 books, of which the latest is SETI Hits Paydirt  (Popcorn Press). Kopaska-Merkel has edited Dreams & Nightmares magazine since 1986.  You can reach him via email.
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