In us the universe may realize
Self-consciousness and come to understand
The vast intelligence that underlies
A mystery so awesome and so grand.
When Homo sapiens grows sapient
Beyond the follies that have long prevailed,
We’ll come to recognize our true intent
And what in our potential is entailed.
The harbingers of wisdom long have taught
The way of kindness and solicitude,
The virtues and the graces that we ought
To realize, that need to be pursued.
On Earth we humans play the leading role,
And knowing who we are is our clear goal.