LIFE ELSEWHERE II
Of course there’s life elsewhere in outer space:
That we are here proves it is possible;
It’s simply distance that allows no trace
Of evidence that we have yet to cull
From that infinitude of cosmic mass,
But given time and science’ widening range,
Our limitations we will then surpass
And grow familiar with what now is strange.
It’s always been the stuff of dreams, projections
Of our fantasies, that aliens
Or angels from beyond come to protect
Us from ourselves and help us make amends
For how we’ve loused up this experiment—
Let’s pray they do and fix in us what’s bent.