Saturday, January 21, 2017


                    Rekindling each day my sense of awe
                    And marvel at this vital, teeming Earth,
                    Despite the curse of Death’s all-ravening maw,
                    I praise and celebrate its wondrous worth
                    And reckon elsewhere in the Universe
                    What happened here has also happened there,
                    And similar planets similarly disburse
                    Organic molecules, and on them fare
                    Creatures like us who have in time evolved
                    In sensibility and intellect
                    And, better yet, have amiably resolved
                    Those issues that for us have often wrecked
                    Our prospects for achieving amity:   
                    May they come here and teach us how to be.