NEMEROV 2014 #4
Are we the highest being that has come
to pass in all the cosmic vastness’ scope?
It seems improbable that we’re the sum
of evolution and its greatest hope.
Surely some wiser creature, far advanced
beyond maniacal proclivities,
with reverence and foresight much enhanced,
has grown to be enlightened by degrees.
Though we as yet can but imagine that
and hope in time to encounter such a breed,
which some supreme progenitor begat,
let us, meanwhile, in that same way proceed.
Imagination in itself may show
the very way a wiser voyager would go.