In some imagined futures, aliens
Come to our world with good or ill intents;
How we fare in those meetings all depends
On how wisely we manage such events.
The preparation we’d best undertake
Is to present such visitors with clear,
Compelling evidence that we’re awake
To wisdom and hold peace and loving dear.
It’s only on such terms that we’ll survive,
Whether or not such creatures visit us,
And if our troubled species is to thrive,
We’ll shape a culture that’s less ominous.
A Global Wisdom Culture would entail
A shift to make our species whole and hale.