The Martian Inside Me

Comes out every now and then

When I lose the thread of an argument and desperately try to sew it up

When I chat with Tiff in her tank at night when there’s nothing on TV

When I slapstick my way across the mall just for the hell of it

In the bath on Sundays when I sing ‘Deep Water’ backwards, inside out and upside down to give my vocal chords a workout

At the hairdressers when I talk to Simon with the harelip about his dad’s imminent retirement as Lord Mayor of Mars

And lastly when we all stand together in Alex’s Salon and sing the Mars National Anthem on International Mars Day





  • when do you speak Martian?

19 thoughts on “The Martian Inside Me

  1. Does it make you laugh singing retaw peed in the bath? 😉 I am not fluent in Martian but occasionally I try it out when I am particularly frustrated or indignant. It’s just what comes out. And the kids seem to think the dog might understand it.
    I like how Mars Day is international rather than interplanetary.

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