Amidst our daily struggle and our strife,
The Wonder underlying all of life
Fades from our consciousness to be forgot,
As if it weren’t the essence of our lot—
For we are here with a capacity
Unique in Earthly creatures: we can see
In more dimensions than other creatures can.
With memory and imagination’s span,
We marvel at what may be and has been,
For past and future live within our ken.
Thus what we cannot see we speculate,
And what is yet to be we contemplate.
The wonder is, with all this wondrousness,
How few perceive the wonder they possess.