That life exists and even consciousness
And then the self-awareness to discern
We are unique in our species’ success
At recognizing how we grow and learn—
All this amazes me, a mystery
Beyond the ken of our intelligence
It seems, except for those who claim to see
Divinity through paranormal sense:
In trance or ecstasy their reach of mind
Extends to metaphysical domains
Revealing how the Cosmos is designed
And every earthly mystery explains.
That one had come to such a consciousness
Would be the mark of ultimate success.