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.