What matters most to us is that we matter,
That life is more than shallow, idle chatter,
A waste of precious time that we should spend
To learn as much as we can comprehend.
For all we know, we have but this one chance
To grow in consciousness and to advance
The project of the Cosmos’ enterprise,
Which seems to be to make our species wise.
That Homo sapiens might rise to sapience,
Turning to light what started dark and dense,
Appears implicit in our very souls
And surely is the grandest of our goals.
That matter may transfigure into mind
Seems how this wondrous Cosmos is inclined.