Friday, January 17, 2014


   There must be life somewhere beyond this Earth
   Within the Cosmos’ exponential girth,
   For life’s potential having manifested here
   Is bound in that wide vastness to appear.

   What’s once proved possible won’t be unique
   And therefore justifies our urge to seek
   In fantasy and then by science’ means
   Whatever evidence such research gleans.

   Besides such logic that propels our search
   To find where other living beings may perch
   Across the reaches of the cosmic ocean,
   We’re urged more ardently by an emotion,

        A loneliness compelling us to find
        Some fellow creatures manifesting mind.