Out of nothing flamed a blast of light
And thus the flaring universe began
With no one born to witness such a sight,
For only eons later evolved man.
Yet now we’re here to speculate and seek
The origin and nature of it all,
Though cannot think in this we are unique,
That making us such genesis would stall.
Surely on other worlds life has arisen
By principles the same as fashioned us,
But hopefully less liable to derision
For follies proving now so ominous.
Let’s pray that other beings, angel-like,
Save us before avenging furies strike.