The Second Coming


The Times of London called it “tongue-in-tosh”,
or some such British mockery. They panned
Keanu Reeves’ vapidity with canned
critique that came off rather “tongue-in-posh”.
The New York Times indulged in overkill:
“That alien sure looks good in a suit.”
The Wall Street Journal questioned why they’d shoot
a rehash of The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Diverting to the cut of robot jib
in 1951, the critics’ glib
reviews fell short and cast ironic light
on certain human tendencies that you
would hope evolved in time. Perhaps Klaatu,
who warned us once, came back to get it right

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