TO BOLDLY GO
There must be life somewhere beyond this Earth
Within the Cosmos’ exponential girth,
For life’s potential having manifested here
Is bound in that wide vastness to appear.
What’s once proved possible won’t be unique
And therefore justifies our urge to seek
In fantasy and then by science’ means
Whatever evidence such research gleans.
Besides such logic that propels our search
To find where other living beings may perch
Across the reaches of the cosmic ocean,
We’re urged more ardently by an emotion,
A loneliness compelling us to find
Some fellow creatures manifesting mind.