Since we’ve arrived, then others have as well:
It cannot be, in all this universe,
Though it’s too soon yet for our search to tell,
The Cosmos did not other life disburse.
We’ve long imagined so in fantasies
That myth and science fiction have devised,
But yet the distance between galaxies
Forbids discovering what we’ve surmised.
Our enterprises should be focused on
Not searching space and things celestial,
What we may merely speculate upon,
But on what’s palpable, terrestrial:
We need to do what lets this planet thrive,
A model world, should visitors arrive.