Monday, February 2, 2015

          Of course there must be more intelligence
          Within the universe than only ours;
          Since we are here, it’s simply common sense
          That others have evolved with similar powers.

          It cannot be just distance that’s the cause
          That other beings with capacities
          Like ours (although perhaps with fewer flaws)
          Have not detected our technologies.

          But then, perhaps they have, and that is why
          They’re waiting till we’ve finally evolved
          Into a saner race before they try:
          We’ll see them when our failings are resolved.

               When once our errant species has grown wise,
               We’ll meet angelic creatures from the skies.