Of course, within so vast a universe
There must be other planets bearing life,
For if our wondrous planet can disburse
Organic matter, then it must be rife.
It’s only with the distances so far
And probably impossible to pass,
The most we’ll do is gaze upon a star
Like ours and wonder endlessly, alas.
Still, in that vast astronomy, there must
Be other beings with intelligence
Likewise arisen from the starry dust:
That probability should be immense.
Our deepest craving’s not to be alone
But to find space-mates in our astral zone.