There surely must be life elsewhere than Earth
Within the vastness of infinity;
The Power that brought us forth would have no dearth
Of its original capacity;
It’s only that the distances are vast,
And any traveler from afar would need
To voyage longer than a life could last
For its amazing mission to succeed.
Assuming, though, the speed of light to be
Not instantaneous, but nearly so,
Perhaps we’ll summon the capacity
To know the far away and long ago.
But then, there may be knowledge best unknown—
It may be better if we’re all alone.