Thursday, February 5, 2015

          That life’s arisen here is proof enough
          That it exists on other planets, too;
          Although our solar system is too rough,
          Some farther off in space will surely do.

          Whatever mind or spirit that it was,
          Some organizing intellect that made
          Dust animate on Earth, now elsewhere does
          The same, and likely at a higher grade.

          Which is why we instinctively expect
          A visitation by some heavenly host
          More elevated in their intellect
          And more substantial than a holy ghost.

               Perhaps they’re waiting till we’ve grown wise
               Enough to know what growing up implies.