[CONTEST POEM #5]
What’s happened here on Earth to bring forth life
Cannot be a sole singularity;
The odds are the whole universe is rife
With vital beings, like a cosmic sea,
Though distances between each outpost are
Impassible unless intelligence
Like ours evolves to overcome that bar,
Resolving problems that now seem immense.
Yet we dream on and hone our crafty skills,
Responding to our calling to explore,
For something in our essence deeply wills
Us to adventure on forever more.
Before embarking on that enterprise,
It’s best we Homo sapiens grow wise.