One day it dawns to wonder why we’re here,
And if by sciences we’ll figure out
Just how such complex creatures could appear
And if there’s elsewhere that such life could sprout,
Which reasonably, I think, must be the case,
Given the size of the known Universe,
And what’s beyond in that unfathomed space,
And what from its great womb it might disburse.
Although our potent sciences have yet
To verify the probability
That aliens with intellects like ours
Abound, we’ll find that out eventually.
Then when we’ve probed and penetrated space,
May what we find be a far kinder race.