Oh, yes, I have no doubt there’s life out there
Through the far reaches of the galaxy;
I grant, apt circumstances would be rare,
But think: we’re looking at infinity.
Or if not literally, then extend the view
To the whole cosmos—galaxies galore:
What brought us into being can’t be new
And must have happened elsewhere long before.
It’s simply the impossibility
Of probing into distances so vast,
Extending toward infinity,
That leaves our curiosity aghast.
Our duty though’s to tend to life right here,
Too precious to allow to disappear.